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Kenny Lindsay
Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 10:52 am:   

Just a heads up to all that are interested as a rare collection of Cass Corridor memorabilia has surfaced and is being sold at public auction in Fowlerville, Michigan on September 19th, 2009. Fowlerville is about an hour West of Detroit.
Here is the link to the information: or you can call (248) 473-1547
Kenny Lindsay
Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 11:04 am:   

Hi Steve,

We have a pretty important announcement that members of your Cass Corridor community would want to know more about.

Recently a huge collection of vintage Cass Corridor memorabilia surfaced and will be sold at public auction on September 19th.

What I'd like to know from you is what can we do to 'get the word out' loud and clear to visitors to your website?

I know that a lot of these folks probably do not visit the site on a regular basis and I assume they pop in from time to time.

You may agree but this is a pretty unique type of auction and all the proceeds are going to restore the old depot building in cass corridor.

Your input will be appreciated.

I tried to send you a private email but it came back as 'undeliverable'


Kenny Lindsay, CAI

Kenny Lindsay
Posted on Monday, August 24, 2009 - 12:06 pm:   


August 23, 2009


FOWLERVILLE, MICHIGAN – A rare collection of vintage and culturally important art and memorabilia from the Cass Corridor in Detroit, Michigan has surfaced in the most unlikely place, an estate in an old farm town community known as Fowlerville, Michigan. The unique find consists of several artifacts of nationally renowned visual arts artists, musicians and poets. The collection will be sold at public auction at 7922 Lange Rd. in Fowlerville, Michigan on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 12 Noon. The proceeds from the auction will benefit the extensive renovation project of the historic Carriage House in the Cass Corridor.

In the 1960’s, the Cass Corridor which is defined by the area by I-75, Lodge Freeway, Woodward and Martin Luther King Blvd was considered the most concentrated poverty stricken area in the United States. While urban decay was in full force, a new face began to emerge as the Cass Corridor was quickly becoming a culturally rich community that attracted ‘tribes’ of creative artists in visual arts, poetry and musicians.

History has demonstrated that some of the most esteemed musical and artistic talents ever to come out of Detroit originated from the Cass Corridor. The artistic community has produced several popular musicians and contemporary artists including; Bradley Jones, Dave Chapple, Mitch Ryder, Rockabilly Cats, The White Stripes along with a host of popular blues bands.

‘Creem’ which billed itself as “America’s Only Rock ‘n Roll Magazine’ was headquartered in the shadows of the Cass Corridor. The area is also known for its widely popular and annual, ‘Dally in the Alley’ arts festival.

“No pun intended, but we consider this find to be a diamond in the rough”, said professional Michigan auctioneer, Kenny Lindsay, CAI owner of American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company, the firm that was selected to conduct the sale of the collection. “With exception to museum exhibitions where Cass Corridor art is prominently displayed, you just don’t see Cass Corridor related memorabilia on the open market, or anywhere for that matter. Whatever is out there is spread out pretty thin, so when you see such a collection as this raises some eyebrows. It’s a big deal for sure.” Lindsay said.

The live auction will feature a wide selection of memorabilia that resurrects the history of the Cass Corridor cultural legacy. Original writings, paintings, sketches, sculptures, promo flyers, posters, magazines, personal letters, photography and postcards. Highlights include a large 1967 painting and other works by renowned Cass Corridor artist, Bradley Jones and David Chapple. Other highlights include Bradley Jones original sketch book which consists of dozens of full page drawings and writings. Original John Piet metal sculptures. A vintage Alvin’s Guest Book which is signed by hundreds of patrons and musicians. Table and Chairs from Alvin’s and a Alvin’s flyer prototype binder.

More information on the Cass Corridor Public Auction is available by visiting the American Eagle Auction & Appraisal Company website at: or by calling (248) 473-1547.

Susan Kollins
Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 5:50 am:   

Where did I see those Bradley Jones paintings?

At Hunt and Spence's place? Or, were they at Alvin's?

Who had them?
Kenny Lindsay
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 12:27 pm:   


I believe these all came from Alvin's.

When I speak to the owners again, I will see if I can get some additional insight where these once hung.

Each painting will come with a Letter of Authenticity that will document the history of each piece.
Patty McKinnon
Posted on Thursday, September 03, 2009 - 11:36 pm:   

The auction preview begins at 9:30am with auction starting at 10:30am. The artwork and Corridor items start at noon, but anyone who knew Karen knows she was the ultimate collector with exceptional taste, so many of you may want to arrive long before the noon time posted!

Patty 'Cakes' McKinnon
Posted on Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 8:06 pm:   

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