G.A.R. Building Tour

August 18 2018 | 10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT. Please contact Casie at 313.833.1801 for wait list information.

The G.A.R. Building was designed by architect Julian Hess and constructed as an  appropriate structure for meetings and other G.A.R.-related activities. The original construction cost was split between the Grand Army of the Republic (who paid $6,000) and the city of Detroit (who paid the remainder of the $44,000 total cost). Construction commenced on the five- story building in 1897.

 After sitting vacant for many years, the G.A.R. building was purchased in November 2011 by the media production firm Mindfield from the city of Detroit. Mindfield has been renovating the G.A.R and have now moved into the top two floors. They lease the ground floor for restaurants and dedicate a memorial to Civil War Veterans.

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