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Representative Chatfield has confirmed in a letter to constituents that although he worked “exceedingly hard to strike a balance with this legislation (HB 5232), …I have been unable to adequately satisfy many of the concerns of my constituents.” He has decided to “indefinitely suspend consideration of HB 5232 and the conversation of reform to the Michigan Historic Preservation Act.”

Fall Benefit

Every year MHPN hosts a Fall Benefit in a unique and interesting historic site.  The events are typically in southeast or central Michigan, and always include a great time.  Past events have been held in a historic home in Lansing; at the Detroit Club, Detroit; the Municipal Building/Christman Building, Lansing; the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti; Harmonie Club/Virgil Carr Cultural Center in Detroit’s Paradise Valley.  Food, music,  both a silent and live auction, and a chance to network with preservationists from across the state make the event the place to be each fall.

The proceeds from the benefit and the auctions help to support the ongoing operations of our organization and help to facilitate preservation in Michigan.



Broderick Tower - courtesy of Kraemer Design Group

Broderick Tower – Front Elevation during the day – courtesy of Kraemer Design Group

The Michigan Historic Preservation Network joins
Members of the Broderick Tower Development Team
to cordially invite you to the
21st Annual MHPN Fall Benefit
held in a “Sky Top Penthouse” of the superbly restored

Broderick Tower

Saturday, October 3, 2015
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
10 Witherell Street
Detroit, Michigan 48226

Sold Out logo

RSVP by September 25, 6 PM.
Tickets are $100/person or $75/students/government employees
Each purchase provides a $50 gift in support of MHPN programming. The evening includes complimentary valet parking, strolling dinner fare and dessert, hosted wine bar, auction, building tours, and more. The first floor of the Penthouse is barrier free; some portions of the building visited during the tours are not. Dress is business attire.

Click here for on-line registration or here for a registration form to mail or fax by the RSVP date. The venue’s capacity is 80 guests. Full refunds are provided only up to the RSVP deadline. You do not have to be a member to attend. For questions, call 517-371-8080 or e-mail

Join us at the Broderick…

Louis Kamper designed what was first known as the Eaton Tower, a beautifully-conceived Neoclassical building constructed in 1928 on Grand Circus Park. Between 1890 and 1930, other high-rise landmarks came to line the streets leading to the park. At 34-stories in height, however, this tower stood out. In 1945, David Broderick purchased the building and managed it until his death in 1957. After numerous subsequent owners, the Higgins Family purchased it in 1976 and most recently, with other co-owners, invested more than $50-million to restore the Broderick Tower in 2011-2012 for retail, office, restaurant, and residential uses. We will spend the evening in one of the “sky top penthouses” overlooking the City of Detroit and, at our feet, Comerica Park. It’s a spectacular view!

Fall Benefit tickets are $100 per person, or $75 for students and government employees. At least $50 of each ticket represents a gift in support of MHPN programming. The evening includes strolling dinner fare and dessert, a hosted beer and wine bar, tours, silent and live auctions, and more. The facility is barrier free although some portions visited during the tours are not. City parking is across the street and free. Dress is business attire.


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