With the necessary permits secured, the planned move of the Julia and Ulysses S. Grant’s Detroit home is underway. As newlyweds in 1849, they lived in this home while Lt. Grant was stationed at the Detroit Barracks as Quartermaster. Learn more about Grant’s time in Detroit. The home will move from its current location at […]
At the end of Sept. 2019, the environmental abatement was completed. Lead paint and asbestos were removed from the home. The exterior paint was stripped and a protective coat of primer was applied. The before and after photos are striking: At the beginning of Oct. 2019, preparations for physically moving the Grant home from the […]
Work began today to prepare the former home of Julia and Ulysses S. Grant for its move to Eastern Market. The historic home, which was built in the 1830s, has been remodeled and renovated over its history. I In preparing for the move, crews discovered lead paint on both exterior and interior walls. Asbestos was […]
On August 8, 2019, Michigan History Center Director, Sandra Clark, and Grant House enthusiast Laura Raisch joined Stateside to talk about the house’s history and its recent move to Eastern Market. Listen to the segment on Michigan Radio’s website.
The Department of Natural Resources, the Michigan History Center and the Eastern Market Partnership have agreed to relocate the Detroit home of Julia and Lt. Ulysses S. Grant from the former state fairgrounds to the corner of Orleans and Wilkins streets. There, after renovation, it will become a new resource for residents, schoolchildren and visitors. […]