Battle of the Garden Court

The Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts. It doesn’t look like a one-time battleground. Nowadays, people who want to sit together and chat, and visitors merely resting their feet find the Garden Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts a pleasant place. Students linger there with their books. Some of the loungers study … Continue Reading →

The Detroit Boat Club

It was the river,  named Detroit  (de trois — the straits)  by the French, that attracted the first settlers here to trade with the Indians. It was the river that enabled the city to grow and prosper with westward expansion. And it was the river that brought a group of the town’s most respected citizens … Continue Reading →