The history of the Sherwood Forest area of Detroit is in small part the story of a community of architecturally significant houses, and in large part the story of the tenacity of a city neighborhood that successfully has met significant challenges in the course of its 100 years.The development of the Sherwood Forest community in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s, mirrored the development of the auto industr...
Hardcover: 120 pages
Publisher: Sherwood Forest Association (June 5, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 10 inches
Amazon Rank: 2131895
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t. Auto executives bought lots and had fine homes built for their families in what came to be called "the Grosse Pointe of North Woodward." But the community was quickly and repeatedly tested by a series of challenges not unlike the challenges that have tested the great city of which it is a part. How it chose to meet those challenges goes a long way in explaining Detroit's revitalization today and, more fundamentally, in explaining what it means to be a Detroiter.Sherwood Forest is a neighborhood that works, and the "how" and the "why" of that makes for an inspiring and instructive story for anyone interested in the concept of community and how it was achieved in one of the most fascinating places in urban America.