The G.A.R. Building Detroit

The Grand Army of the Republic

LOOK FAMILIAR?

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Matt from the Mindfield team had a little down time over the Thanksgiving break… he calls his creation the “Graham Army of the Republic Building”. We were confused by the dog bones along Grand River but he says there was nothing else “yellow” to use as lane markers. We’ve received several artistic interpretations of the G.A.R. building… although none quite this… uhm… creative.

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Author: G.A.R. Building

The G.A.R. building was purchased by the media production firm Mindfield from the City of Detroit in November, 2011. Mindfield has started renovating the G.A.R., with opening slated for November 2014. Mindfield plans to occupy the top two floors itself, lease the ground floor for 2 restaurants, and dedicate a memorial to Civil War Veterans. The G.A.R. Building was designed by architect Julian Hess, and constructed at 1942 West Grand River and Cass as an appropriate structure for meetings and other G.A.R. related activities. The original construction cost was split between the Grand Army of the Republic (who paid $6000 of the cost) and the city of Detroit (who paid the remainder of the $44,000 total cost). Construction commenced in 1897 on the five-story building.

One thought on “LOOK FAMILIAR?

  1. Love it! What a creative idea. Thanks for sharing.

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