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Robin Buckson | The Detroit News

Central Depot message: 'It will rise from the ashes'

The Detroit News

June 15, 2018

Three days after the iconic structure was sold to the Ford Motor Co., the Michigan Central Depot facade featured two Latin mottos that point to its future.

"Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus" was highlighted across the front of the cavernous,18-story vacant structure on Thursday. Quoting Father Gabriel Richard, pastor of Ste. Anne’s Catholic Church, the first Catholic church in Michigan in 1701, the phrases mean: "We hope for better things; it will rise from the ashes." The mottos reference a fire that destroyed Detroit in 1805, according to

Ford announced Monday that it had bought the former train depot and plans to anchor its next-generation mobility, autonomy and electrification work in the 104-year-old station.

Manuel "Matty" Moroun's family's real estate arm Central Transport International Inc. sold the depot, acquired in 1992, to the automaker.
We find out about the plans next Tuesday.
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