Are you a resident, artist, activist, or business owner on Detroit’s West Side or in nearby Southwest Detroit near the Blue Bird Inn?

Are you concerned about a lack of resources in your neighborhood? 

Do you feel like your neighborhood doesn’t receive the help it should? 

Do you need resources to preserve your home?

Are you a local business owner working on the West Side? 

Are you a future business owner trying to imagine your future on the West Side?

Then save the date for our First Annual Neighborhood Preservation Resource Day at Ark of Deliverance on Detroit’s West Side presented by Detroit Sound Conservancy in partnership with Preservation Detroit.

FREE TO ATTEND + LUNCH/REFRESHMENTS

RSVP via Facebook here.

WHEN: Saturday, November 16th 10am-3pm

WHERE: Ark of Deliverance Revival Center, 5440 Tireman Ave, Detroit, MI 48204

Overview

In early 2019, after a number of years of grassroots community preservation efforts, Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC) purchased The Legendary Blue Bird Inn and are earnestly rehabilitating the site.

But our efforts will be in vain if our neighbors — including local block clubs, churches, businesses, residents, and artists — are not able to maintain and preserve their own West Side homes, buildings, streets, and legacy.

Building upon similar neighborhood placekeeping music projects like the Memphis Slim House in Memphis, Tennessee and the Turf Club in Asbury Park, New Jersey, DSC is committed to leveraging our partners and volunteers to assist our neighbors in preserving and celebrating Detroit’s Old West side. 

In that spirit, DSC, sponsored by Preservation Detroit (PD), and in collaboration with Ark of Deliverance Church, Larchmont Community Association, and United Block Club, will convene a preservation resource day for the West Side.

DSC and our partners seek additional sponsors and partners to help address immediate needs and issues related to keeping and growing our West Side community, especially groups and organizations that can provide information on direct assistance to keeping residents in their homes, providing in-kind and grant assistance for home upkeep, and leadership around growing businesses, navigating City bureaucracy, and preserving neighborhood cultural legacy and memory. 

For more information contact Detroit Sound Conservancy at info@detroitsound.org

About our Partners and Sponsors

Founded in 1975, Preservation Detroit is the city’s oldest and largest preservation organization. Our mission to preserve Detroit’s historic places, we strive to create a Detroit where cultural, architectural, and community preservation is integrated into every aspect of the city’s development. Our goal is to engage more deeply with Detroit’s neighborhoods and help promote neighborhood assets as preservation opportunities. Preservation builds upon community resources to provide more vibrant, prosperous, and liveable neighborhoods. Preservation Detroit continues to celebrate Detroit’s past and current achievements through public programming and initiatives focused on community advocacy. Learn more at preservationdetroit.org

This event is supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.