Historical Site: Southfield City Hall

Southfield City Centre Walking Trail

Historical Site: Southfield City Hall

Lathrup Village, Michigan 48076, United States

Created By: Southfield City Centre


As Southfield transformed from township to city with a burgeoning population, the 1870s town hall outgrew its usefulness. Acting on the behalf of the City Council, the Southfield Building Authority retained Crain & Gorwic of Detroit to create the layout for the Civic Center Campus and hired the architectural firm of Pirscher & Jarrett of Ferndale to design City Hall (opened in 1964), the Parks & Recreation Building and the Southfield Library. Some say the design is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright for its projected roof, exaggerated eaves, and long, rectangular shape.



This point of interest is part of the tour: Southfield City Centre Walking Trail


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