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Connors Creek Generating Station

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1914–1951. 200 Lycaste St.

One of the first large-scale fossil fuel plants of the Detroit Edison Company, this massive, sleek, steel and brick powerhouse is a Detroit landmark on the river. The seven large smokestacks, each 227 feet tall, are commonly known by Detroiters as the “Seven Sisters.” Another powerhouse with two stacks, the “Two Brothers,” was added in 1951.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Connors Creek Generating Station", [Detroit, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 108-108.

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