Movie in the Cemetery 2019

We're so excited for this year's Movie in the Cemetery! The historic Redford Cemetery is near and dear to our hearts and we are lucky to have such an awesome place for this event. Check out the photos from last year's event HERE. If you're a first-timer, here's what you need to know: Don't let … Continue reading Movie in the Cemetery 2019

Honoring Robert Miller, WWII Vet

When sitting down with a WWII vet, you never know how, or if, conversations will unfold. Some veterans have a lifetime of stories to tell, others choose not to share any of the details of the war that wiped out over 400,000 American soldiers. During my time with Robert Miller, he was gracious enough to … Continue reading Honoring Robert Miller, WWII Vet

The Methodist Children's Home Society

If you've ever driven on 6 Mile Rd, between Beech Daly and Inkster, you have likely seen The Methodist Children's Home Society, commonly referred to as Children's Village. A short brick wall carrying the name separates the continuous traffic flow of this busy road from this peaceful, park-like property. One of the few buildings visible … Continue reading The Methodist Children's Home Society

Black History Month in Redford: Charles Bradley (The First Black Police Officer)

When Charles Bradley moved from Southern California to Detroit when he was 12, the thought of becoming a police officer wasn't on his radar just yet (<----see what I did there?). In fact, it didn't even cross his mind in high school or when he started college at Wayne State University for teaching. But one … Continue reading Black History Month in Redford: Charles Bradley (The First Black Police Officer)

Redford's pumphouse becomes a "Home on Stilts"

I know what you're thinking..... "HUH?!" At the very end of Western Golf Course is a unique home. Before 1969, this low-lying parcel only contained a Township pumphouse. The brick structure served as the operations center for township sewage treatment. Sounds delightful, right? Observer photo of the pumphouse, published March 1969. After the Township vacated … Continue reading Redford's pumphouse becomes a "Home on Stilts"