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Tue November 12, 2013
Grand Army of the Republic building in Detroit has a new lease on life
It was one of the more memorable vacant buildings in downtown Detroit, but its days of being vacant and decaying are, happily, in the past.
The historic Grand Army of the Republic Hall at Cass and Grand River is getting a new lease on life thanks to brothers Tom and David Carleton and their partner Sean Emery.
They bought the little castle-like building in 2011 from the City of Detroit for $220,000 and started cleaning and restoring it at once.
Now this architectural gem will be home to the partners’ media production firm Mindfield.
It stands as an example of an historic building being saved, not by a tycoon with very deep pockets, but some small business owners with a vision.
One of those partners, Tom Carleton, joined us today.
*Listen to the interview above.