Pure Detroit Guardian Building Tour
Pure Detroit invites you to tour Detroit’s 1929 Wirt Rowland-designed architectural masterpiece!
The tour begins at our Pure Detroit shop located in the Guardian Building on the promenade level.
Come marvel at the 1929 Guardian Building, Detroit’s Cathedral of Finance. From vault to penthouse, nothing quite matches its Aztec Deco splendor. Enjoy the view from the 32nd floor event space while learning the back story of one of Detroit’s most remarkable buildings.
See first hand the intricate design and exquisite detail of Rowland’s artisitc achievement, including works by muralist Erza Winter, tile installations by Pewabic’s Mary Chase Stratton and sculpture by Corrado Parducci. The Guardian Building is a National Historic Landmark.
This tour is free & open to the public of all ages. Photography is allowed.
Sign up is available inside the Pure Detroit shop upon arrival. No RSVP is required.
The tour will be conducted by historic preservationist and urban planner Michael Boettcher.