Ulysses S. Grant once lived in Detroit, and now there’s an effort to save his home

May 1, 2018

There's been a lot of talk about reviving and restoring Michigan Central – the once-proud train station in Detroit's Corktown.

There's another piece of history that needs some of that attention: the Detroit house where the man who won the Civil War for the Union and then went on to become president once lived.

Ulysses S. Grant lived in Detroit when he was a young lieutenant. And, after years of neglect, there's an effort afoot to save Grant's home.

Dan Austin of HistoricDetroit.org joined Stateside today to explain when Grant lived in Detroit, how his house wound up at the Michigan State Fairgrounds, and what's planned for saving and restoring Grant's house.

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