Allen Wallace, a dance producer, public relations agent and building preservationist, died on December 12, 1992, at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, where he lived. He was 39 years old.
He died of AIDS, said his companion, Michael Lombardo.
Mr. Wallace was the founder and director of Preservation Wayne, which preserves and restores buildings in Michigan and which was honored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Then he joined the Martha Graham Center in Manhattan as director of special events and projects. In 1986 he moved to the Davidson & Choi Publicity agency in Los Angeles. He also became the director of public relations for the Dance Gallery and Lewitzky Dance Company.
In 1989 he co-founded the Performance Exchange International, a public relations and artists management organization.
Mr. Wallace was a graduate of Wayne State University and earned a master's degree in historical preservation at Boston University.
Detroit's Cass Corridor (Images of America) (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) by Armando Delicato and Elias Khalil
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (February 6, 2012)
Amazon: Detroit's Cass Corridor
Welcome to the Cass Corridor, an area geographically bound by freeways and major thoroughfares, yet boundless in its rich history and influence. Since the French established the sleepy ribbon farms in the 1700s, the Cass Corridor has experienced a fascinating evolution. Home to affluent gentry in the Victorian era, the area became the hub for automotive parts suppliers, film distribution, and pharmaceuticals at the turn of the 20th century. The interwar period saw the area transition to a working-class neighborhood that descended into a slum. The Cass Corridor, however, redefined itself, Detroit, and the nation as a home to the counterculture movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The corridor has long been a cradle of creativity that many renowned personalities called home, including Charles Lindbergh, Gilda Radner, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Marcus Belgrave, and others.
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