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500 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226-3480
+1 313-963-4567
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It’s centrally located in downtown Detroit and well sign posted. Outside it’s a great looking building but inside it’s stunning. The Art Deco styling, the colourful decor, the glass and the vaulted ceilings all contribute to a great architectural masterpiece. It’s free to enter and...More

Thank BigMerk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Detroit has several architectural jewels, this is one of their best. If you love architecture or just love beautiful buildings, this historic downtown building is a must see and it's free. Opened in 1929, the architect Wirt Rowland designed a real masterpiece. Everything from the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This building is well worth a visit. The foyer is stunning, I spent at least half an hour looking around. This is nothing like the bland modern architecture you see nowadays, incredibly detailed and visually stunning. You will not be disappointed

1  Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unbelievable architecture! What a beautiful building, so well preserved. The Stained glass windows are wonderful! It deserves a visit!

Thank Latty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful inside very surprised to see how lovely cute stores inside nice for a hour long visit and learning the history was great too

Thank Lori L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Could not leave Detroit without seeing The Guardian Building. They don't make 'em like this any more. So much Pewabic tile. Fabulous!

Thank Rose Marie P
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Visited this building while on "Detroit's Rise, Fall and Renewal" historic walking tour. This red-brick Art Deco skyscraper is a true architectural gem, beautiful inside and out. Definitely a must-see for history and architecture lovers. The lobby, elevator lobbies, and nave are absolutely stunning. Amazing,...More

Thank Mariya V
Reviewed August 13, 2018

This stylish red brick building has impressive exterior accents of colour, including designs at the entrances. But the lobby, elevator lobbies, and retail court really have impressive design and colour schemes. It's a well-kept building (at least from the public view) and worth at least...More

Thank elJefe_TO
Reviewed August 10, 2018

This building is interesting from the outside, but the inside is as beautiful as a cathedral. Well worth seeing.

Thank mrsirin
Reviewed August 10, 2018

It's amazing with the art deco vibes! It's seriously so beautiful and a short walk from Campus Martius, across the street from the Detroit river which separates Canada from the US. And near the Joe Lewis fist and the Spirit of Detroit. It's right there...More

1  Thank Mary S
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Melissa E
May 6, 2018|
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Response from pogee06 | Reviewed this property |
You can get into the former banking chamber at any time during normal business hours, but the tour is run by docents from Pure Detroit which has a shop there. The tour is free but the docents are worth a top - and some of... More
Dorothy P
April 19, 2017|
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Response from mark1friedrich | Reviewed this property |
On the street with meter parking. There was ton of parking
February 25, 2017|
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Response from rosalie67 | Reviewed this property |
No there are 3 tours a day on the weekends. However, if there is a wedding or function the last one is usually cancelled.