Buhl Building

Buildings of Detroit

Building Information

Street Address: 535 Griswold
Year Built:
Architect: , ,


The Buhl Building was Detroit’s first skyscraper and was the first of many prominent buildings designed by Wirt Rowland during his tenure at Smith, Hinchman & Grylls.  The architectural sculpture on the building was designed by Corrado Parducci.

1 Comment

  1. William Worden

    Where on earth did you get the idea that the Buhl was Detroit’s first skyscraper? That title is usually given to the Hammond Building of 1889; but after that and before Buhl were the Chamber of Commerce, Majestic, the Ford, the Dime, First National, Barlum Tower (now Cadillac Tower) and so on.


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