OK, here’s the “secret” news I’ve been wanting to share:

As many of you know, the Madison Lenox was listed on the 2004 11 Most Endangered historic properties list by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Well, this year the Historic Buildings of Downtown Detroit have qualified for inclusion. 

From the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Detroit’s urban core boasts a rich array of architectural treasures reflecting its role as a major station on the Underground Railroad, an industrial powerhouse, the world-famous “Motor City,” and the home of Motown–but today, many of these treasures are threatened by neglect and a lack of vision. The Statler Hilton Hotel is currently being demolished and the Madison-Lenox, a 2004 11 Most Endangered site, was demolished last month.

“Detroit’s builders gave the city a legacy of great architecture, but decades of neglect have put much of that legacy at risk,” said Richard Moe, president of the National Trust. “With the right incentives for rehabilitation and a firm commitment to preservation and reuse, Detroit can strengthen the economic vitality of its downtown and give its historic buildings the spotlight they deserve.” Read More