Thanks to an economic boom in the early 20th century, Detroit is blessed with incredible Art Deco masterpieces. From world-renowned skyscrapers like the Fisher and Guardian buildings to entertainment venues like the Vanity Ballroom and Cliff Bell’s, Detroit is rich in Art Deco design.
For this map, Curbed has compiled 18 essential stops on any Art Deco tour. Some of the buildings have gone through restorations, while others have seen better days.
Many of the same architects come up repeatedly: Albert Kahn, Wirt C. Rowland, Charles Noble, and Charles N. Agree. Their influence is noted and appreciated to this day.
And check out some other great works of art and architecture in these lists:
- Detroit’s most iconic buildings, mapped
- Downtown Detroit’s essential architecture: A walking tour
- Detroit’s public art essentials, mapped
Note: Building are ordered from west to east.Read More