From a grand skyscraper to military offices, the Guardian Building in downtown Detroit has played many roles in its lifetime. Visitors to the area often notice the stunning architectural detail that has been incorporated inside and outside the 40 story building. This building is worth the stop while visiting the area.
The Guardian Building was built in 1929 for the Union Trust Company. It’s extensive detail made the building an architectural masterpiece. It also played a role in the war efforts of World War II as it was the home of military offices. Over the years the building has changed hands multiple times but has always had a special place in locals hearts due to its beautiful detail.
Finally in 2007, Wayne County purchased the building as it now houses many government offices and features space for tourists to explore the three-story main lobby. It is in this lobby that guests notice the Montel metalwork and handcrafted mosaics created from local stone and glassworkers. The building is maintained and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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