Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wednesday Mystery Spot

It's a time-honored tradition to rarely, if ever, post Wednesday Mystery Spot on a Wednesday.

Or maybe that a meta move and I'm trying to hide it in the blog to make it even more mysterious...

...nah, I'm not that organized. OK, this place is still standing today and given the eagle eyes out there that's probably all I should say about it. No hints! So commune with your inner instinct and see if you can guess. No doubt your cooperative collective wisdom can figure it out.


10 comments :

Erica said...

I can't remember the street, it's off Huron, Stewart Beal and his fiance just bought it :) It was a commune once upon a time also...?

Dusty D said...

Hmm. Interesting guess, Erica. :)

Building Place said...

I don't know, but Pete Murdock never looked so young! :)

Dusty D said...

Absolutely, BP, he did when I met him, and he was such a sweetie. No wonder he was elected for three terms as mayor back in the day, plus one pro-tem I think. Not campaigning here; I like Paul too. But when I ran into him Pete took such a kind interest in little me and commented on latest story, &c. Nice.

Plus he's just plain smart. I like having smart people in office. At any rate.

Richard said...

I used to live there! 113 Buffalo, SE corner of Washington.

Dusty D said...

Richard: That is fascinating; what are some unusual/cool/interesting tidbits about the house? What did you like about it? I'd love to hear your thoughts! Story please!

Joe said...

My guess is 113 Buffalo st. The only reason I guessed that is that they look like 1970 hippies. The house became a commune in 1973.

Dusty D said...

Joe: Guess noted. :) The Buffalo Street Commune lasted until 1978 I believe.

In more than one source I checked on this house, it said they "took over" the house in 1973. Interesting to see the negative bias encoded in those words--they actually bought it flat out, with money as good as anyone's.

I didn't "take over" our present house in 2000. Though my cats at the time sorta did. :)

Lisele said...

Does anyone know where in Ypsilanti Bill Ayres' commune was in the early 1970s? I read about it in Fugitive Days. Recently found out, also, that the house across the street from me on Grant Street was an International House for EMU students in the late 1960s-early 1970s. I met one of the members who knew the original owner of my house!

Dusty D said...

Lisele: Hmm, I don't know, but would be glad to check next time I'm in the Archives.