El Moore Book Research
Alexandrine Sheldon Campau Willis and her husband, Richard Storrs Willis
Richard Storrs Willis Wikipedia article
Detroit1701.org - Information about Alexandrine Sheldon Campau Willis and the family connection to Belle Isle
The White House on Belle Isle. This is a photo of Insulruhe, the summer home built by Alexandrine and Richard Willis in 1871. The house sits on the southern end of the island.
Mr. Byron Hamlin lived at 719 Second Ave, the northeast corner of the El Moore property. He was the owner of the Horton-Cato Manufacturing Co, producers of table condiments.
City of Detroit, Michigan, 1701 - 1922, Biography of Byron Eugene Hamlin (with photo)
I found this poem on a blog entitled "Finding Eliza", a blog the follows Ms Williams as she researches her own family history from Montgomery, Al to Detroit. I think it paints an incredible picture of the life, activity, characters, and conditions .... the messy stuff that comes together to make life in neighborhoods like this so beautiful. Its a shame that so often decision are made to erase these neighborhood when time wasn't taken to understand the value of all that messiness, it can never be created by the new. --Jason
Lewis Cass, Wikipedia article]
Cass Farms, Wikipedia article
Biography of General Lewis Cass, 1843, by Richard Rush
General Lewis Cass, by Lewis Cass and Cass Canfield, family biography of Lewis Cass
Great site for history of Detroit streets: Go to the section. "The Streets of Detroit". 
Uncyclodpedia entry on the Cass Corridor, satirical encyclopedia entry that captures a certain Cass Corridor spirit
http://www.detroitblog.org/?p=604 This is a great article from Detroit Blog about Tom Boy Market on 2nd and Alexandrine