The Buildings of Detroit: a History

Ferry, W. Hawkins

Published by Wayne State Univ. Press, 1968
ISBN 10: 0814313337 / ISBN 13: 9780814313336
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The definitive resource on the architecture of Detroit and its adjacent communities. Ferry based his impressive volume on thirteen years of meticulous research, interviews with many prominent architects, and hundreds of photos commissioned specifically for the book.

A big book: cloth over boards wikth a sewn binding; 477 pp; fold-out map; b&w illustrations thoughout; bibliography, end notes, index.

The Buildings of Detroit spans from the early 1700s, when the city was a fur-trading post in the wilderness, to its more contemporary position. Along the way, Ferry offers glimpses of the log cabins of early explorers and soldiers, the Victorian mansions of lumber barons, and the Grosse Pointe and Bloomfield Hills residences of motor magnates. He traces the development of new building techniques that gave rise to the American skyscraper and the modern factory. Ferry details all of downtown's landmark buildings, including many that are no longer standing, and visits fascinating neighborhood structures like movie theaters, hotels, shopping centers, and apartment buildings. In each chapter, readers will meet the visionary architects and clients whose foresight and initiative helped shape the fabric of one of America's great cities.

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Title: The Buildings of Detroit: a History
Publisher: Wayne State Univ. Press
Publication Date: 1968
Binding: Cloth
Illustrator: Photo Illus in b&w
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 2nd Printing

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