Lafayette Park

Lafayette Park is a residential development consisting of three distinct parts: a high-rise apartment building and townhouses, 13 acres of landscaped area, and twin apartment towers by noted International Style architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The area was...

David Stott Building

Located at the corner of Griswold and State Street, this building incorporates brick, marble (on the first three floors from the street), and limestone as its surface materials. As with many of the other Detroit buildings of the era it contains architectural sculpture...

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...

David Whitney Building

Originally, the building was adorned with Italian Renaissance details, much of which were removed when the building was renovated in 1959.  It was originally built as an office tower for doctors and dentists, who after World War II began to locate near hospitals.  The...

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...

Cranbrook

The Cranbrook Educational Community, a unique 300 acre campus begun in the 1930s, was envisioned as an artistic community that would help students insert the fundamentals of good design back into everyday life. Cranbrook developed out of a collaboration between...

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...