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Odd Fellows Hall

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1917, Fred Swirsky; 2004–2007 rehabilitation, Elisabeth Knibbe. 8701–8711 W. Vernor Hwy.

The Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA) believes that the renovated Odd Fellows Hall, which it now owns, will serve as an anchor to its neighborhood and a magnet for economic development and job creation for the Latinos of Southwest Detroit and Dearborn's Middle Eastern immigrants. The building is in the mixed-use Lawndale Station development in a walkable neighborhood with houses and apartments.

The historic red brick building with green tilework in the second-story window arches has stores, office space for nonprofits, and a large ballroom for cultural and social events. The renovation was financed with historic preservation tax credits, state and city grants, and small business and brownfield tax credits, and included a Michigan Economic Development Corporation Cool Cities grant.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Odd Fellows Hall", [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, 77-77.

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