Detroit is well known for the rich architecture. There are so many iconic structures that attract locals and tourists alike. Skyscrapers, museums, hotels, theaters, automotive history, opera houses, churches, and even vacant buildings that are astonishing to look out. No matter what your cup of tea, the buildings can be something to behold. Whether you are playing tourists as a local, or truly coming to visit the area, we at A Limo World would like to list just a small portion of the iconic buildings found in Detroit.
Limousine Sightseeing Tours to the Oldest Art Deco & Tall Towers in Detroit, Michigan
Other art deco and tall towers include The GM Renaissance Center, One Detroit Center, and One Woodward Avenue in addition to the buildings listed below.
The Guardian Building: Guardian Building was once promoted as “the Cathedral of Finance” with Art deco architecture at its finest. Forty artisans created the building’s many painted murals and ceilings, marble fixtures, mosaics, tiles and other artistic details as they blended Aztec Native American, as well as Arts and Crafts styles,
Penobscot Building: This art deco masterpiece was built in 1928 in the heart of the Financial District and features Native American motifs and is named in honor of the Penobscot, a Native American tribe from Maine.
Fisher Building: Designed by Albert Kahn Associates, this landmark skyscraper in the New Center area is constructed of limestone, granite and marble. It was finished in 1928 and is considered Detroit’s largest art object and is home to the iconic Fisher Theatre.
Other art deco and tall towers include The GM Renaissance Center, One Detroit Center, and One Woodward Avenue.
Automotive Industry’s Royalty
Meadow Brook Hall: Only recently designated a National Historic Landmark, the former auto baron’s home was built by Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of automobile pioneer John Dodge, and her second husband, lumber broker Alfred Wilson as one of the automotive aristocracy’s most remarkable women. Meadow Brook represents one of the finest examples of Tudor-revival architecture in America and was constructed between 1926 and 1929.
Edsel & Eleanor Ford House: This 60-room Cotswold mansion where Henry Ford’s only son, Edsel, and his wife Eleanor once lived can let you wander through 87 acres of sumptuous gardens or tour the inner workings.
Fair Lane: Though closed to the public for restoration purposes, the home of Henry and Clara Ford in Dearborn still has the encouragement of the authorities to walk the grounds on weekdays. With a unique blend of Midwestern Prairie School and English country manor styles, the Fords built the 31,000-square-foot Fair Lane as their dream home.
Hotels, Theaters & Miscellaneous
In addition to the below locations, others include Westin Book Cadillac, Fox Theatre, Detroit Opera House, Orchestra Hall at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, as well as the Cranbrook House & Gardens
The Henry Ford Museum: As a productive best during the Ford Rouge Factory Tour, you can see homesteads, cottages, farms and shops in Greenfield Village and/or experience the utter architectural awe of a manufacturing plant.
Lafayette Park: The Wall Street Journal called Lafayette Park “one of the nation’s most beautiful and obscure residential developments”. As one of his greatest achievements, this community has 26 buildings and the largest collection of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s work.
Additional buildings that those who enjoy architectural works are Book Tower and adjacent Book Building, Michigan Central Station, Wayne County Building, First Congregational Church of Detroit, Mariners’ Church, Saint Florian Roman Catholic Church, Detroit Urban Adventures, and so many more.
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To best see all of these fine buildings Detroit has to offer, book A Limo World and let us escort you to these beautiful locations while enjoying good company and even some wine. A limo service will help you better navigate the streets without the stress if finding the roads or parking. Contact us today!