Another building worth fighting for

Dear friends of the Lafayette Building, Detroit and preservation. The Detroit Public Library is soliciting bids to demolish the Mark Twain branch of the library at Gratiot and Burns on the east side. This is an AMAZING building designed by Wirt C. Rowland,…Read More

Sad news

In case you haven't been downtown in the last few days, wreckers have erected a death fence around the Lafayette Building. Despite efforts by people like you, preservationists and interested parties, the city has decided to raze this historic landmark. We'll…Read More

Lafayette is coming down

I write with sad news this morning. The DDA voted unanimously today to raze the Lafayette Building despite efforts of preservationists, developers and city champions. The DDA went so far as to approve a demo contract. I cannot lie: The battle appears over. I…Read More


Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr. put the demolition of the Lafayette Building on hold! We did it! Thank you so much for all you have done to help!

Lafayette on "Detroit Today"

Tune in to "Detroit Today" on WDET (101.9 FM) from 1-3 where the show will feature a segment and discussion about the battle to save the Lafayette Building!

Petition to save the Lafayette Building

Mayor Ken Cockrel has sent out a form letter to those writing him about the Lafayette that shows he's leaning toward demolition. We have until April 2 (Thursday) to change his mind. Here is a link to an online petition. It's easier than writing a letter and…Read More

Last chance

Dear friends of the Lafayette Building, Today the head of Preservation Wayne, Andy Linn and an executive at Bank of America spoke before a City Council committee urging intervention to stop the demolition by the Downtown Development Authority. We learned that…Read More
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