Boston-Edison Home of Old Tigers' Owner Reflects Life in Another Time

Sunday, July 16, 2017 6:16 PM | Michael Mowers (Administrator)

Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, July 16, 2017 (The Briggs Manision - Stonehedge.)

This imposing stone house on Boston Boulevard was built in 1915 by the Detroit Tigers' then-owner Walter O. Briggs.Among many signs this house was built for a rich family are the two built-in safes —one the size of a big closet for liquor, one the size of a small room for money.

And you can tell the owners were deep into baseball when you see the library paneling. Built onto the wall, as gargoyles would be, are carved oak faces said to be Tigers Hank Greenberg and Charlie Gehringer with Yankees Babe Ruth and Lou Gerhig.

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