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Former Johnson Recreation Center and Higginbotham Complex For Sale $1.5 Million
By Richard C. Clement - Legislative Aide to Councilmember Pro Tem George Cushingberry Jr.
The Former Johnson Recreation Center has been listed by the City of Detroit for a sale price of $1,000,000 dollars on November 24th, 2017. According to the realtor, this will be a unique development opportunity for an interested buyer. The Higginbotham Elementary School property is for sale with a $500,000 selling price. This land has historic value to the City of Detroit because it was named after Joe Louis during World War II and, the first place where African Americans could learn how to swim in the 1950. (Click here for the entire story)
The history of Johnson Center must be preserved! - Garden Homes Community Organization
" The Johnson Rec Center must remain as a center for the community because of the rich history and after listening to Dwight about how Sheldon Johnson, I think that was the name of the man who worked for the Recreation department who vowed another kid would not drown in a hole filled with rain water because in the 1950's there was no swimming pool facility, which resulted in two young black kids drowning. Neighborhood historian Dwight Smith said this scene was horrified for neighbors to watch as their bodies removed from this water filled-hole, excavating them using a pitch folk which caused their body to be damaged. Therefore, Mr. Johnson saw to it a swimming pool built, where Johnson Recreation now located, to prevent this from happening again. "
Hazel Fludd Garden Homes Community Organization
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We want to thank the members of the Pasteur School Association for their fine work with the children. www.pasteuralumni.org