Corktown Cultural Center

We are engaging and expanding our audience through Culture, Community & Commerce.  

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The Workers Row House (WRH)

Some noticeable details in the restoration and renovations have been chosen by the Row House committee and include:

The exterior is restored to the 1850’s design elements.

And the Interior of one unit to be restored to its original size/scale and style, including original trim and appointments.

The other two units will be modified and can stay that way to accommodate multi uses and interpretations.

All rooms will feature space for exhibits, events and meetings. The WRH is original to the site.

The House Next Door (HND)

The exterior will be restored to the 1850’s Greek revival design.

The interior renovations will be creative and flexible to meet the multiuse needs.

This facility will function as hub at the Corktown Experience site.

The HND will feature space for exhibits, meetings, casual daily food service, event place, retail shop and offices.

The HND will function as the tour center, offering tours of the site and area.

The functions in this house are designed to sustain the site.

This house is not original to the site. It is believed that this house may have been moved to this site from the area of Roosevelt Park.

The Pavilion will be an all-weather tent structure intended to expand the site capacity.


Back in the day, the Workers Row House Corktown Detroit Museum Project Team partnered with MotorCities National Heritage Area and The Southwest Detroit Business Association Detroit Business Association to develop wayfinding signage that made the automotive connections of people, places, and events in Corktown and Southwest Detroit.
This signage was part of the WRH Museum's strategy for Economic Development and Cultural Tourism, to sustain the Workers Row House site.

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Explore ~ Engage ~ Experience

The Corktown Experience is to provide a connection between site, history and current life.

It is meant that the site should be simple and direct, exposed and engaging.

The buildings are core to this connection.

Rather than objects just to be observed, viewed and held in reverence, the intent of the renovations/reconstruction is to treat the buildings as inspiration and tools for contemporary experiences.

The Corktown Experience (CE) is a historic cultural center for Corktown and the Greater Detroit community. A place where visitors can choose to participate in tours, exhibits, plays, lectures, readings, video displays, meetings, cooking demonstrations, lesson and craft making. Or the visitors could simply have a cup of coffee and a meal and absorb the activities unfolding around them.