The G.A.R. Building Detroit

The Grand Army of the Republic



Our “big gift” came 2 days early this year as we 3 were (finally) able to sit down and close on the financing to continue the construction on Detroit’s Grand Army of the Republic building.Screen Shot 2013-12-23 at 3.59.40 PMStacks and stacks of papers, lots and lots of signatures, numerous photocopies, scans and emails and it was done.

And now the fun begins.  The crews return and the interior build-out kicks back in soon after the new year.Screen Shot 2013-12-23 at 3.56.41 PMWe look forward to having you by at some point this fall.

We hope the holidays were as good for the rest of you!
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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.

3 thoughts on “ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS…

  1. Can not wait to see it all finished!

  2. Good Luck, you all! I admire you for taking the plunge to make our city great again!

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