The Brush Park area of Detroit was developed into residential district for the early wealthy of the city in the 1870s. This MOC represents one of the hundred or so houses that was constructed there between 1870 and 1910. As Detroit's auto industry began to grow in the 1910s-1920s, the rich moved out and the mansions became boarding houses for the newly arrived assembly line workers.
Here are some Brush Park photos in case you are interested in the real place. There are some great victorian houses, but unfortunately many of them have seen better days. Currently Brush Park is being restored but about three quarters of the houses had already fallen into ruin and many were demolished. Condos are filling in the some of the emtpy spaces.
This house was shown for the first time as part of the MichLUG/MichLTC display at the 2005 Festival of Trees in Novi, Michigan during early December 2005.
The house shown with an old train station. As far as I know there was no train station in Brush Park. Detroit did used to have a lot of train stations that disappeared over the years as the automobile took over.
Beautiful, I love how you conserve the style of American architecture in your creations. Itīs awesome! I was the one who asked you about Detroitīs old train station one time, do you remember? I wanted to ask you if you would like to review my "Bell Tower Mansion" which I recently posted. It was a model for an architecture class in 12th grade, and turned out to be the best building I built with my limited choice of parts until today. Would you mind? Cause your opinion would mean a lot to me. Steffen