Today we are launching the first of our Michigan features with Notre leading up to the Michigan & Michigan State Dunk release. Two weeks ago our crew was able to get access to Detroit's historic Brewster-Wheeler Rec Center for a session and photo shoot. Photos by Blake Jablonski
Opened in 1917, the Brewster-Wheeler Recreation Center was a major hub for the Brush Park neighborhood of Detroit, offering locals a place of safe and inclusive community. Originating as a library, the building grew into a center focused on activities, including a boxing ring used for training by Joe Louis, Diana Ross's childhood swimming pool, and a basketball court that hosted the first Harlem Globetrotters game. The building was closed in 2006, leaving a state of dissary for us to explore and skate in the following visual tour.