October 17, 2021

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The Real Estate Maniacs

Historic educate station yields sneakers, tickets and a message in a bottle

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Detroit — Lukas Nielsen and Leo Kimble have been doing work in the Michigan Central Depot before this thirty day period when they made a discovery.

Nielsen, a laborer with demolition company Homrich, noticed a glass bottle tucked powering some plaster crowning as the two worked about 25 toes in the air.

“I claimed ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Stop wrecking. This could be anything,’” Nielsen recalled. “I pulled it out and observed that there was anything stuck down in there. Hey — there’s a message in a bottle, you know?”

Ford Archives and Heritage team member Lauren Dreger shows a Stroh's beer bottle with a message in it that was found behind the walls at the Michigan Central train station as restoration work continues by Ford Motor Company.

The bottle, it turns out, was additional than a century aged.

On Thursday, the employees figured out the content of the notice as archivists with Ford Motor Business removed the folded paper from the 1913 Stroh’s Bohemian Beer bottle, which had significantly of its label intact.

The bottle is among the quite a few merchandise staff have found throughout the restoration of the historic prepare station, part of Ford’s larger $740 million effort to make an innovation and mobility hub in Detroit’s Corktown community.

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