Friday, September 18, 2015

Loyal Order of Moose Lodge in Detroit

Sadly, the phrase "abandoned for decades" can be used to describe many downtown Detroit buildings. Such is the case with the Loyal Order of Moose building. But it may be restored someday. It's owned by the Ilitch Organization, which owns, among other things, Little Caesars Pizza, the Detroit Tigers, the Detroit Red Wings--and a whole lot of real estate in Detroit.

One of those holdings including the Moose Lodge, which is in the Arena District that surrounds the future home of the Red Wings.

Two years ago Detroit Curbed reported that because the Moose building is in that district, public funds are available to rehab the stately structure.

Subsidies for sports arenas and their owners are an awful idea.

The building opened in 1922, Baxter, O'Dell & Halpin were the architects.

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