Detroit Skyline



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Detroit Skyline
Publisher: Irwin Specialties Limited
Date: 1960
Type(s): Postcard
Language: English
Identifier(s): S11935
Source: Mike Skreptak Collection; Dexter Box
Notes: c. 1960; buildings in the Detroit skyline; on the left is the Greater Penobscot Building, located at 645 Griswald Street; designed by Wirt C. Rowland and completed in 1928, it is 47 stories high, and for almost 50 years it was the tallest building in Detroit; in front of it is the Buhl Building, designed by Wirt C. Rowland and completed in 1925; it is 26 stories high and is located at the corner of Congress St. West and Griswold St.; the brown building to the right is the Guardian Building; also designed by Wirt C. Rowland and located at 500 Griswold street, it was built 1928-9; the main building is 36 stories high and one of the two spires rises another 4 stories; the white building on the far right is the Coleman A. Young Municipal Building, located at 2 Woodward Avenue; it was built by the firm Harley, Ellington and Day from 1951-1954 and is 20 stories high; to the left of it, the top of the Cadillac Building can be seen; located at 65 Cadillac Square, the 40 storey building was built by the firm Bonna and Chaffee in 1927 and was originally called Barlum Tower.
Subject(s): Greater Penobscot Building (Detroit)
Buhl Building (Detroit)
Guardian Building (Detroit)
Rowland, Wirt C., Architect
Coleman A. Young Municipal Building (Detroit)
Harley, Ellington and Day, Architects
Cadillac Building (Detroit)
Barlum Tower (Detroit)
Bonna and Chaffee, Architects
Woodward Avenue (Detroit)
Commercial Buildings
Government Buildings
Waterfront (Detroit)
Place(s): Detroit (Michigan)
Rights: Public Domain
Repository: University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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