According to the Brush Park Community Development Corporation, entrepreneur Edmund Brush, son of Elijah Brush, the city's second mayor after its first incorporation, began developing his family's property, located conveniently close to downtown, into a neighborhood for Detroit's elite citizens. Homes were built in Brush Park beginning in the 1850s and peaking in the 1870s and 1880s. At present, about 80 original structures remain in the area. During the 19th century, around 300 homes were built in Brush Park, including 70 Victorian mansions. However, the neighborhood began to decline in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when the advent of streetcars and then automobiles allowed prosperous citizens to live farther from downtown. Brush Park's revival began in the 1990s and has since accelerated. New condominiums have been built in the southern part of the district, near the Fisher Freeway, and a number of the older mansions have been restored.
$100 million funding announced for five affordable housing projects in Detroit
The Neighborhoods Staff | 24 July
The City of Detroit announced more than $100 million worth of housing investment in the city, all of which will go toward preserving affordable housing. The
These all-new Brush Park apartments are for Detroiters 55 and older. Look inside.
The Neighborhoods Staff | 16 April
Here’s a look inside The Flats at 124 Alfred, an all-new affordable housing complex in Detroit’s Brush Park neighborhood that begins leasing today. The
Three new housing developments announced for Brush Park
Aaron Foley | 26 July
One of Detroit’s oldest neighborhoods will be getting a new slate of residential units in the next few years. Three developments have been announced in Brush
'Detroit is home, Detroit does not need to be fixed': One dermatologist's reason why for practicing here
Jeremy Brockman | 05 December
Dr. Brittany Carter-Snell is a board certified physician in dermatology and internal medicine and operates the Carter Snell Skin Center in Brush Park. Watch