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Piety Hill

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"District 5 is the epicenter of culture, education, business, entertainment and medicine." - Councilwoman Mary Sheffield

WE ARE PIETY HILL

The history of Piety Hill begins at the turn of the 19th century. In 1812, Territorial Governor Lewis Cass purchased land from the Macomb family. By 1818 he had acquired "80 arpents in depth" of land extending from the Detroit River in the form of a French ribbon farm. After he passed away in 1866, his daughters Matilda Cass Ledyard and Mary Cass Canfield subdivided block 98 and donated 100 feet for a thoroughfare, which they named Canfield in honor of Mary's husband, Captain Augustus Canfield. Lewis Cass Jr. subdivided block 100 on the north side of Canfield in 1871. West Canfield became home to many prominent people in Detroit, including lawyers, physicians, dentists and architects. In the 1880s the area became commonly known as Piety Hill because of the residents’ reputed social and moral character. 

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Investments
PRIVATE INVESTMENTS
$1.6M
garbage pick up day
PICK UP DAY
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home renovation permits
HOME RENOVATIONS
138
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ISSUES RESOLVED
892

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number of parks
PARKS
0
number of homes
HOMES
4,360
number of schools
SCHOOLS
2
libraries
LIBRARIES
1

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West Euclid Express
Adress: 750 Euclid
Virginia Park Association District 5
Adress: 892 Hazelwood
Pingree/ W.Philadelphia Block Club
Gladstone Block Club
Adress: 875 Gladstone 48202