The G.A.R. Building Detroit

The Grand Army of the Republic

IN THE HOOD

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In order_1As the team from Integrity Building continues juggling all the different systems, we 3 try to stay in the loop and get our team of photographers over to capture the work.in order_2Last week was an exciting one as we are starting to have the kitchens take shape.  A truck rolled up with a lot of stainless steel on board.  The true kitchen equipment is a few weeks out but the hoods arrived and are now in place and attached to the appropriate venting.in order_3in order_4We’ll have some announcements in the coming weeks with regards to the restaurants and an event or 2 this fall…until then, here are a few shots of the hood installation and another “before” look at what where food will be prepared.in order_5

All photos by Lindsey Yeo

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.

6 thoughts on “IN THE HOOD

  1. Way to go guys!! This is so exciting. We are so proud of all of you. Can’t wait for the opening. You might get lucky Sean and have your grandparents there too.

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