Mary & Albert H. Mallory Reading Garden at the Detroit Public Library Duffield Branch

The order period for this fundraiser has ended. Thank you for your support. Look for the pavers to be at the reading garden this summer!



It is the mission of the West Grand Boulevard Collaborative (WGBC) to make West Grand Boulevard between the Lodge Freeway (M-10) and Jeffries Expressway (I-96) safe, attractive, and walkable for residents and visitors.

Our current beautification project (the Mary & Albert H. Mallory Reading Garden) is located on the grounds of the Detroit Public Library – Duffield Branch. This project demonstrates how artwork and sustainable landscape design can enhance outdoors paces to create attractive fresh air-environments for learning and leisure activities.

This project is designed to encourage youth to play a major role in creating a beautiful and sustainable community. Upon completion, the garden will give young people opportunities to engage in environmental conservancy, protection and restoration activities, as well as gain exposure to careers associated with the green economy.

We encourage the WGBC community – businesses, residents, and friends – to support this project by placing a commemorative stone along the historical garden walk to honor the person, business or group (club, church, school, etc.) of your choice.

Your purchase TODAY will help the WGBC continue its beautification efforts and support positive activities for youth.

Thank you!

The Mary & Albert H. Mallory Reading Garden project is being made possible by the WGBC and its partners:

  • Michigan State University Department of Horticulture
  • Detroit Public Library
  • College of Creative Studies
  • Sobriety House
  • Wayne State University – AmeriCorps

Funded by:

  • Freshwater Future
  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Erb Foundation
  • James & Rose Marie Evenhuis
  • Friends of the Detroit Public Library

Order Information

    • Price includes the stone, engraving, and installation.
    • Inscriptions are uppercase letters, automatically centered and limited to the 5 lines of 17 characters.
    • Up to 5 residents may purchase a single paver listing up to 5 separate names.
    • Orders will be accepted until April 1, 2012.
    • Pavers will be installed by June 30, 2012.
    • WGBC will confirm your order via phone or email.
    • No changes will be made after confirmation has been completed.
    • Donations are tax deductible.
    • The WGBC reserves the right to refuse any submission it deems unsuitable.

Brick Paver - 6 inches by 9 inches - $75 Limestone Paver - Approximately 11 inches by 12 inches - $125 Flagstone Paver - Approximately 11 inches by 16 inches - $250
Brick Paver: $75
Size: 6″ x 9″
Limestone Paver: $125
Approx. Size: 11″ x 12″
Flagstone Paver: $250
Approx. Size: 11″ x 16″

The order period for this fundraiser has ended. Thank you for your support. Look for the pavers to be at the reading garden this summer!