Detroit’s Guardian Building

If you’re into architecture or just want to admire a really cool building, you have to stop by the Guardian Building in downtown Detroit.

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The Guardian Building

The historic skyscraper in the Financial District brings you back to the Roaring Twenties with it’s beautiful Art Deco design. It was originally made to serve as the flagship headquarters of a newly organized banking group, the Union Trust Company.

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Downtown Detroit

The magnificent building was the creation of renowned architect, Wirt C. Rowland, who played a key role in the design of many prominent Detroit buildings. His design of the Union Trust Building was the most significant contribution to Detroit’s skyline.

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Main Lobby

The building was completed in 1929, the year of the Stock Market Crash. The building would be known as the Union Guardian Building soon after and today is known as the Guardian Building.

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The exterior of the building is really nice, but once you step inside it is truly stunning.

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Elevators
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Ceiling

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There is a Bank of America and a couple retail stores occupying the promenade.

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Bank and Stores

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What a gorgeous bank! It was very impressive.

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If you’re in Detroit, be sure to check out the Guardian Building. It was an amazing display of the unique design and style of the 1920s.

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The Guardian Building
500 Griswold Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Website

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Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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