Architecture of Detroit

This is a tour of the beautiful architecture in Detroit that shows why we need to preserve these buildings instead of letting them crumble.

Architecture of Detroit

Detroit, Michigan 48202, United States

Created By: McKayla Czartoryski

Tour Information

This is a tour that will showcase some of the beautiful and historic buildings in Detroit.Visiting these locations will show the beauty that Detroit has to offer, and why historic buildings need to have protection so they don't get destroyed. I enjoy walking throughout Detroit looking at the architeture and historical sights, so here's 10 of my favorite places to go to while I'm in Detroit.

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What You'll See on the Tour

Old Main was designed by architects, Malcomson and Higginbotham and was constructed between the years 1894 and 1896.  It has had many renovations over the years adding different wings making the building bigger. Before it was part of Wa... Read more
Campus Martius was created in 1850 and is a popular meeting area for all of the people in Detroit. Standing in Campus Martius you are surrounded by big,tall buildings and it makes you feel small compared to everything else around you. Camp... Read more
The building was constructed in 1993 by John Burgee and Philip Johnson. It used to be called Comerica Tower because the bank used the building before it left for Texas. Next to the Renaissance Center it is the second tallest building in the... Read more
Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory was opened in 1904 after they were built by the firm Mason & Kahn. The conservatory houses hundreds of tropical and exotic plants. The glass dome is 85 feet high for some of the plants to grow. Everyt... Read more
The Renaissance Center's first tower was opened in 1976 designed by architect, John Portman. The Renaissance's main tower is the tallest building in Michigan, flanked by 4 smaller towers. In 1996 the Renaissance Center became the headquarte... Read more
The Fisher Building was constructed by architect, Albert Kahn, in 1928. The Fisher brothers commissioned the project out and called it a "architect's dream project." They told the architect to design whatever he wanted, the brothers wanted ... Read more
The building is called Beaux-Arts and it was designed by Paul Cret. Two winds were added and the last renovation was completed in 2007. The Detroit Institute of Art has over 100 galleries and  1200 seat auditorium, and it also has a conse... Read more
The Fox Theater opened in 1928 and shown film and audiences all kinds of shows. William Fox was the one who opened the doors, he had hundreds of other theaters all over the United States. There were over 400 employees at the Fox theater in ... Read more
The Guardian Building was built by the architural first Smith Hinchman and Grylls in 1929. It was made a national historic landmark. It has been made from expensive material, such as Italian marble, Monel metal, and also marble from Tenness... Read more
The The Penobscot building is named after a Native American tribe from New England. The building was built in 1928 and designed by architect Wirt C. Rowland. There are actually three buildings built all at different times, giving it the ar... Read more


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