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The Guardian Building

500 Griswold Ave.
Detroit, MI, 48226, United States
TEL: (313) 963-4567

A treasure hidden in plain sight, this 40-story architectural gem is a quirky Art Deco-style orangey brick-terra-cotta-limestone skyscraper. Built in 1929 and renovated to pristine condition, it includes a soaring cathedral ceiling, giant tile mosaics depicting Michigan history, and intricate tiles and stained glass designed around Art Deco and Native American themes.

 

Tip: Two blocks away is Campus Martius Park, which offers lunchtime jazz in summer and ice-skating in winter.

 

Admission: Free. Tours conducted Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and noon.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Handicapped Accessible

Neighborhood: Downtown

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