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Brush Park Victorian
Brush Park Victorian Mansion
About this creation
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.



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   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.



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   On the top of the front porch is an uninvited guest. Perhaps he is animated by a spirit of one of the early residents of Brush Park.



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   Here is the house next to another mansard-roofed mansion (built by Greg Kramer) at the MichLUG/MichLTC display for the Festival of Trees (December 2005).



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   The roof uses both the old and new dark grey in an attempt at a more realistic appearance.



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   The neighborhood has gone downhill recently. There is a factory, a bus station, and a MacDonalds across the street.



Comments

 I like it 
  October 23, 2012
very nice. great shape and detail
 I like it 
  April 14, 2008
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
 I like it 
  January 5, 2008
this looks great. if you take out the mcdonald, etc. it would look kn=inda like a 1920s area(add some prewar cars too)
 I like it 
  December 21, 2006
I love the details of the whole house. Keep up the good work!
 I like it 
  December 12, 2005
Nice work! I'm from Detroit and this MOC would get 6 heads if I could! Simple, yet very elegent design.
 I like it 
  December 11, 2005
Detroit I wish would restore more of it's old buildings... I know I'm a fellow Michigander. Anyways, excellent looking building Jim
 I like it 
  December 11, 2005
I keep seeing this building on Brickshelf and being amazed at it. It is so simple in some ways and complex in others but makes a perfect building overall. Lovely!
 
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