A house Ulysses S. Grant lived in during his time in Detroit is being evicted from the State Fairgrounds and will be hauled clear across town this summer, likely near Eastern Market.
The house was built in 1837, making it one of the oldest structures in the city. For decades, the house was furnished in period styles and opened to the public as an attraction during the annual State Fair. But now that the fairgrounds are closed and the state is selling the land to developers, Grant's one-time digs have to go.
The state has been in talks about moving the house to the Detroit Edison Public School Academy's campus on St. Aubin, near Gratiot, but it's not quite a done deal. Representatives of the state, the school and architects on the project met at DEPSA on Wednesday to continue discussions.
"Details are still being finalized, but we are honored to bring this historic project to the DEPSA campus," Ralph Bland, the school's superintendent, said in a statement.