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Explore Detroit — while practicing strict social distancing

Wednesday, April 08, 2020 5:14 PM | Andrew Moskalik (Administrator)

The Detroit News, Michael H. Hodges (Touring Detroit in your car)

After a while, there's only so much lockdown a person can take. And while walks around the neighborhood are fine, after a while it gets old.And who hasn't exhausted their store of indoor activities and busy work?So here's a modest proposal: Get in your car and tool around the city of Detroit.

Drive around the mansion district west of Woodward between Edison and W. Boston, and you can't help but be struck by the buckets of money that must have been sloshing around Detroit in the teens and 1920s.

Two noteworthy houses by Albert Kahn are worth seeking out -- 150 W. Boston, built in 1915 for department store magnate Benjamin Siegel, and 610 Longfellow, which Kahn designed in 1910 for James Couzens, the Ford executive who went on to be both Detroit mayor and U.S. senator.

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