It kinda’ looks like a pineapple.
Some time ago we met a woman who used to work in the G.A.R. building in downtown Detroit.
She came up to us after an event and was curious to know if the pineapple was still at the base of the stairs in the main lobby. We were ecstatic at the time – because we had no pictures of the lobby and no idea what to replace in the spot where a pineapple once stood.
We’ve mentioned the hall has been slowly revealing itself to us over the years… almost like a veiled dancer. She’s let another veil drop this week.
We’re told this photo was taken in the 1970’s. Notice the directory in the background and, of course, the pineapple.