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Vintage-style postcards of old and new buildings land in downtown Detroit

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Courtesy of Kraemer Design Group

Detroit is full of architectural gems throughout downtown and beyond. Many were built in the early 1900’s, and some have gone through extensive restoration in the past few years. Kraemer Design Group has been involved with many restorations and new builds downtown, and they’re celebrating their passion for Detroit’s architecture with new, free vintage-style postcards.

The beautifully restored David Whitney Building, now residences and an Aloft Hotel
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The new micro-apartments of 28 Grand
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Postcards can be a great way to look back at history (Dan Austin released a book of historic vintage postcards last year). It’s fun to see the new buildings captured this way as part of the Detroit architecture record. The designs range from the new residences at The Griswold perched atop a parking structure to the streetscape of Merchants Row to handsomely restored gems like the Vinton and the Malcomson Building.

Courtesy of Kraemer Design Group
Courtesy of Kraemer Design Group
Courtesy of Kraemer Design Group
Courtesy of Kraemer Design Group

The postcards are free—yes free—and available at many coffee shops downtown including Ashe, Urban Bean, Desert Oasis, Avalon, and Roasting Plant, plus Queens Bar, Vault of Midnight, Chick P (on Clifford), and 7Greens. Send them to friends to show off the city, or save them for your personal collection. Enjoy!

Courtesy of Kraemer Design Group
Courtesy of Kraemer Design Group
Courtesy of Kraemer Design Group