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The area of Detroit known as Brush Park began as a farm. Owned in the early 1800s by Adelaide and Elijah Brush (the second mayor of the town of Detroit and treasurer of the Michigan Territory), the farm was parceled out into lots by the Brushes' son, Edmund, in the mid-1800s when the new rail lines brought Eastern entrepreneurs to Detroit — making Edmund one of the wealthiest landholders of the time. He named many of the streets after friends and family members, including Winder Street after his friend John Winder, a local attorney....

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