Zone 8

Grant Sub-Sector


For updates or programs that we are working on, click the link for Zone 8 on the right under "Our Stories".

About Us

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  • Boundaries: E. Eight Mile (North), E. Six Mile (South), Sherwood (West), Van Dyke (East) map
  • Zone Highlights: The three anchors of Laura Ingalls Wilder Branch Library, Marion Law Academy, and Howarth Park are special resources for this zone and serve as area landmarks.
  • Contact Info: Restore NED Coordinators - Pat Bosch (313) 891-7709 and Karen Washington (313) 891-7709
  • Advisory Board Member
  • Description: Several strong block clubs and associations are working hard to keep area maintained. Some residents are creatively acquiring vacant houses, rehabbing them and selling them to qualified homebuyers. This is the land of spacious residential living with many opportunities for vacant lot acquisition for adaptive reuse.
  • Historic Fact:
    • The Laura Ingalls Wilder Branch Library landmark in the heart of this zone is named after the famous author of pioneer books and has the distinction of being the first public library in the City to be named after a woman.
    • Cornertstone School on E. Nevada relates to the 1873 Village of Norris, as it was the site of the Lutheran Asylum for the Deaf, later the Lutheran School of Special Ministries.
    • Another landmark, on Helen Street also contains a housing structure that dates to the 1873 Village of Norris.
    • Marion Law Academy, another landmark in the zone, has the distinction of being the first Detroit Public School to be named after a living person. Marion Law, born in 1854, served as a Detroit educator for 46 years.  
  • Icons that represent Zone 8: Icons that represent this zone are books and homes
  • Stakeholders:
    • HELCO (Helen Concord) Block Club
    • Carrie, Rogge, Hildale Block Club
    • Outer Drive Block Club Association
    • Perfecting Church
    • Laura Ingalls Wilder Library & Book club
    • Talking Dolls
    • Joe Louis Post
    • Cornerstone School
    • Buhr Street Block Club

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