Fear not, ‘Cruisers! The 2014 Woodward Dream Cruise is rollin’ forward amid this week’s flooding & severe rain – so rev your engines for a roaring good time this weekend!
The roads have been cleared, and all activities are proceeding forward as planned. The Cruise is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and over the years has evolved into the world’s largest one-day automotive event. It draws approximately 1.5 million visitors and 40,000 classic cars, which line Woodward Avenue from Pontiac all the way down to Ferndale.
CNN recently featured the Cranbrook House and Gardens in a article “U.S. Estates for the Downton Abbey Lover”
From the article, “The new American wealthy didn’t have hundreds of years to build their fancy homes and reputations, yet the Vanderbilts, Rockefellers and other wealthy families built houses to last for generations….around the same time as the Downton Abbey story lines”.
The Cranbrook House and Gardens is part of the Cranbrook Educational Community, a 319-acre National Historic Landmark campus. 40 acres of colorful gardens and the oldest remaining manor home in the region, the Cranbrook House and Gardens is an English Arts and Crafts-style house designed by Albert Kahn and built in 1908. It truly is an American Downton Abbey — right in our own backyard.