Hecker-Smiley Mansion

August 3 2013 | 10:00am to August 4 2013 | 11:55am

This tour is SOLD OUT. For wait list information, please call 313.833.1801.

Come explore this French Chateau-style mansion built in 1892 for Colonel Frank Hecker. The nearly 21,000 square foot home has forty-nine rooms on three floors. There are numerous fireplaces in the house, made of such fine materials as onyx and Nubian marble. Elegant, elaborate wood carvings can be seen throughout the house, often reflecting the room they are in; for example, the dining room has wooden carvings of food. From 1928-1947, the home was a boarding house before it was purchased by Paul Smiley as the headquarters for Smiley Music Company. The Mansion is now owned by Charfoos & Christensen, P.C., who restored the mansion in the 1990s. This tour will provide you with a look at the stunning architecture and craftsmanship of this grand mansion.

$20 for members, $30 for non-members

Detroit Historical Society member benefits include priority registration for all tours and programs. For information on becoming a member please call Alanna Shahly at 313.833.0158.