The Boston-Edison Historic District is an instantly recognizable address in the heart of Detroit, containing over 900 homes. Most homes were constructed between 1905 and 1925 and range in size from modest two-story vernaculars to impressive mansions. Early residents of Boston-Edison included Henry Ford, James Couzens, Horace Rackham, Sebastian Kresge, and Joe Louis. .
Today Boston-Edison is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic neighborhood with people from diverse occupations and professions who share a common appreciation and love of historic homes. It boasts the Historic Boston-Edison Association, the oldest continuous neighborhood association in the City, founded in 1921!
Calling All Residents
Due to the recent home invasion attempts and car break-ins/thefts in Historic Boston-Edison, the HBEA Public Safety Committee is looking for neighbor volunteers to help keep residents of our community safer.
You may have noticed an increase of; Detroit police presence, as well as the new private security patrols during the holiday season. The new security patrols are in addition to the current patrols we receive from DSS Security and are intended to showcase a higher security profile.
However, more “watchful eyes” are needed. The HBEA Public Safety Committee is recruiting volunteers to join the Historic Boston-Edison’s Mobile Patrol Team. All Boston-Edison residents can sign-up HERE to volunteer.
We strongly encourage all residents to report any emergency or suspicious activity to 911 and then we ask you to report it to our new Public Safety Link on the Historic Boston-Edison Website at: HistoricBostonEdisonSecurity. This new link will help us to gather and track information allowing us to become more proactive in meeting the safety concerns of our neighborhood.
In the meantime, please be safe and continue to provide a watchful eye for yourselves and your neighbors.
HBEA Public Safety & Zoning Committee
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