Friday, June 8, 2012

The Guardian Building

Last Saturday's Detroit's Big Crush wine stroll included a stop at the Guardian Building.  It's one of the most beautiful buildings in the city with a nice mix of Art Deco and Native American Indian art.  There was so much to see, the photos deserved their own blog post.

First up though, is the ceiling of the entrance to the Buhl Building, directly across the street.

Isn't the tile work amazing???!!!  Sometimes you need to look up to catch the art -- easy to miss if you're only looking forward.

The next few shots are from the Guardian Building.  Enjoy!

 Above -- outside view of a gorgeous window.  Below -- inside view of a nearby similarly designed window.

This is the wall behind the greeter's desk:

Mary Chase Perry Stratton was the founder of Pewabic Pottery. I saw examples of her work in several buildings on the tour and her style of pottery is still made today.  Highly sought after by collectors and museums alike, you can find it in buildings all over the world.

It's really a fascinating building.  My neck was worn out from looking up all the time!

Here are some more examples of Pewabic Pottery, located near Cliff Bell's on Park Avenue:

1 comment:

SusanQuilter said...

Absolutely lovely!! Thanks for sharing!