Show Me Detroit Tours was pleased to show Detroit to 22 urban planning students from the University of Quebec at Montreal. They are spending a week in Detroit while studying the Corktown neighborhood in depth. This is the first time their professor, Sylvain Lefebvre, has brought a group of students to Detroit.
Read about Corktown History in the 1950’s.
There is a very interesting web site that talks about Corktown’s mid-century history. It tells the story of bookstore co-owner Ethel Claes and her fight to stop 1950’s urban renewal projects that changed Corktown forever.
You can explore the past and follow current news of this historic district on Facebook at Corktown Historical Society.