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About Brewster-Douglas

Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects is the largest residential housing project owned by the city of Detroit, located in the Brush Park section on the East Side of Detroit, Michigan near the Chrysler Freeway, Mack Avenue and St. Antoine Street. The housing project is named after Frederick Douglass, African American abolitionist, author, and reformer. It has undergone urban renewal. The complex was home to such notable figures as Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, Lily Tomlin, and Smokey Robinson during their early years. The claymation animated series The PJ's was based on the housing project as well. It was also seen in a screenshots for the movie Dreamgirls as well as D12's debut music video. RuPaul mentions the Brewster Projects in the intro of the 1992 song "Supermodel (You Better Work)". The Frederick Douglass apartments were built between 1942 and 1952 and designed by Harley, Ellington & Day of Detroit. The complex included two, 6-story low-rises completed in 1942, and six, 14-story high rises completed in 1952. The towers were part of the larger Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects, which included over 700 low-rise units named the Brewster Projects.

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