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Hired architects give the media a walk and speak tour of the Michigan Central Practice Depot that Ford purchased earlier this yr.
Eric Seals, Detroit Free Press

It began with a Detroit thief who needed to return a beneficial stolen clock to the Michigan Central Station after the depot’s high-profile sale final yr to Ford Motor Co.

Now that well-known clock and other “found” antique objects shall be displayed along side public days of the Detroit auto show. No ticket required.

Michigan Central Station Winter Pageant will run for 10 evenings at the practice station in Corktown, beginning on Friday, Jan. 18. The event will embrace a 3D mild show on the constructing, hearth pits with s’mores, artist demonstrations, meals vans and reside music, stated Dawn Booker, Ford Land spokeswoman.

The stolen clock returned in mid-June, after Ford acquired the deserted practice station for $90 million, attracted curiosity seekers from around the globe. Extra goodies have been added to the Ford assortment, including elevator buttons, elevator lights and brass fittings from stairwells for an exhibition curated by the Detroit Historical Society.

Cast iron railing toppers have been returned to Michigan Central Station. (Photograph: Ford Motor Company)

Collector Bryan Brincat, sixty four, of Farmington Hills just lately returned treasures he discovered after wandering the practice station, which closed in 1988.

“I have been a picker for years,” he stated. “The whole lot was gone. It was actually unhappy. The loos had all-marble partitions and delightful oak doors. Anyone smashed marble and partitions to get the brass hinges and mounting brackets. It was sad to see that stuff all crushed up.”

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