Posted by on August 9, 2015 in Graffiti / Street Art - No comments

Nicole Macdonald’s “Detroit Portrait Series” @ Grand River, Maybury Grand & Stanley Street

TecumsehRosa ParksFind these sixteen beautifully rendered pieces from Nicole Macdonald’s “Detroit Portrait Series” on the boarded up windows of the seemingly abandoned three-story brownstone at the intersection of Grand River Avenue, Maybury Grand & Stanley Street on the edge of the city’s Northwest Goldberg neighborhood. Learn more Michael Aston aka Dreadlock MikeHazen S Pingreeabout this local artist, her history and this project through articles posted at, and the artist’s own website, Learn more about the historical/political figures depicted and their relationships to the city of Detroit by clicking on the links we’ve embedded in each of their names below. Finally, hit up just one more of our links to check out an earlier grouping of slightly less refined street art, on the very same walls, that we photographed back in July of 2012. ~I♥DM


1. Chief Pontiac

Chief Pontiac_____________

2. Reverend James L. Meyer

Reverend James L Meyer_____________

3. Erma Henderson

Erma Henderson


4. Malcolm X

Malcolm X


5. Walter P. Reuther

Walter Reuther


6. John Conyers

John Conyers


7. Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas


8. Yusef Lateef

Yusef Lateef_____________

9. Reverend Charleszetta Waddles aka “Mother Waddles”

Mother Waddles


10. Yusef “Bunchy” Shakur

Yusef Shakur


11. Maryann Mahaffey

Maryan Mahaffey


12. Hazen S. Pingree

Hazen S Pingree


13. Grace Lee Boggs

Grace Lee Boggs


14. Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks


15. Michael Alston aka “Dreadlock Mike”

Michael Aston aka Dreadlock Mike


16. Tecumseh



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Dale Carlson grew up along the northeastern shores of Lake Michigan, where at a young age Detroit called out to him in his dreams. In 2008, after extended stays in ten different Michigan cities, the author settled permanently in southeast Oakland County where he currently lives and works in various capacities within the local real estate industry.