Detroit’s Olympic Bids

Did you know that Detroit has submitted multiple bids to host the Summer Olympics? They’ve actually submitted 7 bids in all.  They bid in 1944 (which was canceled due to the war) and then again in every year from 1952 thru 1972.  Many consider their bid for the...

Vintage Advertising

I had a great time looking through old exhibit catalogs from the Detroit Architectural Club and the Thumb Tack Club of Detroit.  I never put much thought into what went into publishing these books, but quickly realized that advertising was just as prevalent in the...

Early Detroit Architecture Clubs

A couple of weeks ago I was confirming some dates for the Guardian building and ran across the following text: (Excerpt from The Guardian Building: Cathedral of Finance By James W. Tottis) I’ve never run across this name or organization before so I did some...