It’s normal to go to a city and instantly look for architectural landmarks, that’s why we’ve listed some of Detroit’s finest buildings below, and majority of them have made it to some of the United State’s top historical landmark lists, and we believe you’re finally ready to experience some of the best architecture you’ve ever seen, at least that’s why we believe you purchased the best travel insurance.
The Fox Theatre Detroit
If you’re looking to feel similar to royalty or like you’re visiting an overseas temple, choose a seat inside of Fox Theatre. The theatre opened in 1928 on Woodward Avenue, and is said to be one of the most iconic buildings in Detroit. It’s brass doors invite you into a 3,600 square foot lobby, with textures and colors that give you a hint of Egypt and India.
Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory
This conservatory sits on Belle Isle, and has earned its title as the oldest-running conservatory in the United States. The conservatory consists of five different sections that help the conservatory take up its space on 13 acres of land. Originally, it had a wooden frame, but its beautiful shape is made completely of glass now.
The Detroit Institute of Arts
The Detroit Institute of Arts is located on Woodward Avenue in Detroit’s midtown area. This museum isn’t just home to over 100 galleries of beautiful artwork, but it’s just as beautiful on the outside as it is inside. Before it was newly renovated on Woodward Avenue, it opened in 1888 on Jefferson Avenue.
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The Guardian Building
The Guardian Building was marked one of Detroit’s most historical landmarks due to its outstanding design features. As a 40-story skyscraper, you’d might expect it to just be another skyscraper, but that’s far from the truth. The building’s art decor is something the people of Detroit rave about because of its glass mosaic, painted ceiling murals, carefully placed tile work, and marble directly imported from Africa. This building is sure to give you chills just from standing in its dreamy lobby.
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The Masonic Temple’s interior and exterior plans weren’t finished due to the Great Depression, but it still reigns as one of Detroit’s most historic buildings. The building is covered by limestone, and at one point in time consisted of over 1,000 rooms, even though they all may not be in use, the city uses it for live music venues because of its auditorium stage, which happens to be one of the largest stages in the United States.
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