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What the new lodge will look like, according to an architect's drawing. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Chateau being built, ski slopes being shaped as project moves ahead

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The Detroit Mountain Recreation Area is starting to take shape.

A beautiful new chateau is rising near the site of the original lodge, and it will have a roomy central area dominated by twin pillars made of white pine trees, corrugated tin features, rugged-looking “stone mountain” rock along the foundation line, and rough-hewn lumber to complete the alpine chateau look.


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