The G.A.R. Building Detroit

The Grand Army of the Republic


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WHERE THE OLD MEETS THE NEW

More close up shots of Detroit’s G.A.R. building… as to keep the finished product under wraps for another week or two.

The old floor in the assembly hall meeting the new wainscoting (replacing what was torn away decades ago).

Both getting ready for finishes.

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Photo by Lindsey Yeo


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A TURRET RESTORED

DSC_4849The turret at the corner of Grand River and Adams, before.

We have probably mentioned here at some point, but the majority of the water damage in Detroit’s G.A.R. building happened under each of the building’s two turrets. Over the years, people would break into the building, run up to the roof to look around and then leave the access open for snow and rain to make its way in.

Our “plaster guy” Dave recently completed the circle in the turret in what will be Mindfield’s office. We call that area “Lindsey’s office”… long story.DSC_6970And after.

All photos by Lindsey Yeo


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THE SIFF-N-ATOR

DSC_6504The completed G.A.R. building in Detroit will be an exciting mix of the old and the new. A reflection of the past with a unique polish which will prepare it for a long relevant future.DSC_6526DSC_6658That future was given a serious shot in the arm this past week as we hosted one of LA’s most exciting young artists, Gregory Siff. Siff made his first visit to the “D” alongside former Detroiter and the G.A.R.’s interior designer Peter Gurski. The 2 took in the city from the riverfront to the D.I.A. to our favorite speakeasy D’Mongos’.DSC_6717Wednesday night, in front of a small circle of Mindfield friends, Siff created his first piece ever in Detroit. A wall sized installation which now graces the bar area of Republic. His work is spot on in representing Detroit’s character and the people who make this place the awesome city that it is.DSC_6760Come see it this fall when we open the tavern.DSC_6788Oh, and check out the t-shirt he’s sporting. I think our new friend is a fan of the city.DSC_6899

All photos by Lindsey Yeo

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