That’s the message of a local group of volunteers who plan to transform a 2-mile stretch along Woodward Avenue in Detroit into an oasis sporting sunflowers.
Planting is to begin in May for the Sunflowers on Woodward project, which is sponsored by the Woodward Avenue Action Association. The association is made up of local businesses and residents near Palmer Park and are dedicated to rejuvenating Woodward between McNichols and 8 Mile roads.
There are only a handful of them left — the-turn-of-the-last-century Detroit mansions with butler pantries, liquor safes, servants’ quarters and construction techniques and materials too expensive to replicate today.
So when one of the gems goes on the market for the first time in nearly 40 years, it’s worth a look-see.
Check out the photos of the mansion after the jump.