The G.A.R. Building Detroit

The Grand Army of the Republic

WHERE’D EVERYBODY GO?

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DSC_5649 The most interesting thing about these pictures is that there are no trades in them. Considering the numbers of workers we have in the building right now, Mindfield photog Lindsey must have been there at lunch time today.  The building was oddly quiet.DSC_5685DSC_5744Just some progress shots from throughout the G.A.R. building in Detroit.DSC_5707Enjoy!DSC_5729-Edit

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.

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  1. Beautifully restored GAR building in Hampton, Iowa. We were fortunate to get a tour inside and most all of the original decorating was original. Plaques and signage were in incredible condition. Waiting to be able to tour and have food and drink at Detroit GAR. Mindfield people are modern day hero’s. Thanks to all the Mindfield team!

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