David Broderick Tower

When originally built, it was referred to as the Eaton Tower and was the 2nd tallest building in Michigan at the time.  The classical style tower was once topped with Beaux-Arts details, most of which have now disappeared.  The building features relative small floor...

Park Avenue House

The Park Avenue House (formerly called the Royal Palms Hotel) is one of three hotels that Louis Kamper designed for what was once the heart of Detroit’s hotel district.  Kamper also designed the Eddystone Hotel and the Park Avenue Hotel.  The Park Avenue House is 13...

Westin Book Cadillac

At one time, this Louis Kamper masterpiece was the tallest building in Detroit and the tallest hotel in the world.  The hotel changed hands many times since the Great Depression and finally ended up closed and abandoned.   Local developers stepped up in 2005 to...

Book Tower

The 38-story Book Tower was part of the Washington Boulevard redevelopment, a project by J. Burgess Book, Jr. and his brothers which transformed a run-down area of Detroit into one of the world’s most fashionable streets. Planned in 1915 by Edward H. Bennett of...