The G.A.R. Building Detroit

The Grand Army of the Republic


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DSC_8385Well, she was in town for a brief visit. DSC_8436 Lindsey stopped by the G.A.R. last week to see what the place looks like now that Mindfield is in. DSC_8473 She left us with lots of photos to post.DSC_8456 Here are a few random stills from throughout the building. lk

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.

One thought on “LINDSEY’S BACK…

  1. I continue to be impressed with the GAR restoration attention to detail. I look forward to touring the blding the next time Im in Detroit.
    Kind regards
    Tom Cipielewski
    Sonoma Ca.

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