Photo Album: The Moving and Birth of the Parkway Center
November 30, 2021
Take a walk down memory lane to Ann Arbor in June 1987 with our new photo album: The Moving and Birth of the Parkway Center. Enjoy over 200 never before seen photos of moving day and the construction of the Parkway Center. On Sunday, June 21st 2 1987, two historic Queen Anne houses were lifted from their original location on South Main Street and carefully moved to their current location on South Huron Parkway. The two houses were built in the late 1880s and 1890s and had been scheduled for demolition in favor of building new apartment complexes. Dr. Lev Linkner and Dr. Dennis Chernin purchased them both for pennies, saving the houses from their fate. After the dangerous and complicated move, construction began in earnest. Over the next year, doorways were widened, an elevator shaft and basement were built, and the two houses became interconnected. As much as possible, the original woodwork and built-in features like fireplaces were kept intact or reused. Ever since, the Parkway Center has served as a holistic health center for the Ann Arbor area. Tenant have included integrative medical doctors, chiropractors, acupuncture, naturopaths, Reiki and massage therapists, herbalists, homeopaths and more.
Homeopathy is a natural and gentle healing system that uses specially prepared homeopathic medicines. These medicines are composed of minute doses of plant, mineral and animal substances and stimulate the body’s innate healing abilities. The foundation of homeopathy is the concept of “like treats like,” also known as the “Law of Similars.” These medicines in much stronger doses have caused in a healthy person the same symptoms that the sick person is suffering from. When these substances are given in an extremely small, safe dose they bring about a healing reaction.
Nature has gifted us with an incredible variety of essential oils, and among them, tea tree essential oil stands out for being gentle and effective while having a large variety of applications. Popular for its exceptional healing properties, tea tree oil is often referred to as a "medicine cabinet in a bottle." In this post, we will explore the benefits of tea tree oil and its most common topical uses, demonstrating why it is a must-have addition to your natural remedy collection.
And now for something fun! As our 40th anniversary approached, local astrologer, homeopath and long-time patron, Paul Stapler, encouraged us to look at the astrology chart for Castle Remedies. Now, I'm no astrologer (and I didn't even know you could do a chart for a business!), but I've included some highlights from the chart that I found interesting, along with some comments.