#TBT: Yesterday & today at the James Scott Memorial Fountain

James Scott Memorial Fountain, c 1932, photo by Tom Clark Here’s a fun pair of pics. Tom went back to where this family photo was taken in the early 30s and got a picture of the scene. You can see the one above background big, the one below right here and see more including another shot from the … Continue reading #TBT: Yesterday & today at the James Scott Memorial Fountain

Cass Gilbert, controversy and the James Scott Memorial Fountain

Rising Above, photo by Tom Hughes “Mr. Scott never did anything for Detroit in his lifetime and he never had a thought that was good for the city.” ~ J.L. Hudson Sometimes when you peer into history, you see things you didn’t expect, and that’s definitely the case with today’s subject. The Cass Gilbert Society’s … Continue reading Cass Gilbert, controversy and the James Scott Memorial Fountain

The Wizard of Belle Isle’s Scott Fountain

  A Cheat, A Liar, a Cad, But A Damn Fine Fountain, photo by Derek Farr Sherri Welch has a great feature (with video) in Crain’s Detroit entitled Underneath Belle Isle with the Wizard of Scott Fountain: Far, far below Belle Isle, in a domed-ceiling building few know exist, Robert Carpenter keeps watch, switching levers, … Continue reading The Wizard of Belle Isle’s Scott Fountain

Earth Day at 40, Earth Day in Michigan

Untitled, photo by Brooke Pennington. Many folks may not know that Earth Day has deep roots in Michigan, at the University of Michigan to be precise. James Tobin at Michigan Today has the story of the Teach-In on the Environment that UM held in March of 1970 because Earth Day fell right in the middle … Continue reading Earth Day at 40, Earth Day in Michigan

The Enrico Fermi Nuclear Power Plant

Nuclear Wetlands, photo by mandj98. James writes that the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Power plant is located on Lake Erie about six miles from Point Mouillee. The Department of Energy’s page on the Enrico Fermi plant says that it was named for the first physicist to split the atom. The prototype Fermi 1 unit operated at … Continue reading The Enrico Fermi Nuclear Power Plant

Exposure.Detroit January 2008 Photography Exhibit

Packard Proving 058 B&W 4×6, photo by Kevin Ridge Photo. Kevin is one of a large number of very talented photographers who will be presenting work at the Exposure.Detroit January 2008 Photography Exhibit. He took this photo on one of the group’s photo safaris to the Packard Proving Grounds – check out his photos from … Continue reading Exposure.Detroit January 2008 Photography Exhibit