Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pure Detroit Wants To Take You On a Tour of Historical Detroit

Pure Detroit has become much more than a clothing and accessories brand that celebrates the City of Detroit. Since its creation almost 20 years ago the company has expanded to become a lifestyle creator. They have five retail locations inside some of Detroit's most historic buildings including The Fisher, The Guardian, The Ren Cen, The Strathmore, Cobo, and The Belle Isle aquarium. They also celebrate Detroit by giving weekly tours of three of its most famous locations, The Guardian Building, The Fisher, and The Packard Plant. Each tour offers a detailed history of the space as well as hands on tour of the space that you wouldn't be able to get anywhere else. If you are interested in taking a FREE tour of one of these buildings visit their website here. Below is a brief description of what each tour has to offer as well as some details about what you need to get those most about your exploration with Pure Detroit.

The Packard Plant- The Packard Plant was designed by Albert Kahn in 1911. The space was designed to build luxury cars which it did until 1958 when it closed its doors. Since then it has become a playground for graffiti artists and a mecca for urban photographers. This tour takes around a hour and a half and has about 2 miles of walking in it.  This tour is not wheelchair accessible due to the condition of the building. Cameras are welcome and good walking shoes that can get dirty are encouraged!

The Guardian Building- The Guardian Building was designed by Wirt Rowland in 1929. The space features muralist Erza Winter, tile installations by Pewabic's Mary Chase Stratton, and sculptures by Corrado Parducci. This tour takes you into some rarely seen places in the building and gives you a look at the city from the 32nd floor! This tour takes around a hour and is wheelchair accessible. Cameras are welcome and encouraged!

The Fisher Building- The Fisher Building was designed by Albert Kahn in 1928. This tour features a look at the buildings intricate design which features one-of-a-kind mosaics, painted ceilings, art deco chandeliers, and the finest craftsmanship in stone, brass, and bronze. You will also get to take a look at the arcade, the third and nineteenth floors, and learn why it's called the golden tower. This tour takes around 45 and is wheelchair accessible.


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