GARFIELD BUILDING


Before

  Photograph by
Fred Golden
 

AWARDS:

Michigan Historic Preservation Network 2000 Commercial Project Award

Preservation Wayne 2000 Community Development Award

City of Detroit 2000
Tri-Umph Award

 

The Garfield Building was rehabilitated from a derelict condition. Its exterior was restored and its interior adapted to create 56 loft-style apartments and a Rite Aid drug store. The facades were restored to their historic appearance. Missing terra cotta at the primary facades was replicated with fiberglass reinforced panels, new aluminum windows replicate the appearance of the original wood windows, and the storefronts were restored to their original configuration.

The first floor accommodates a prototypical big-box drug store within the confines of the historic building. The project was published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in its book "Better Models for Chain Drug Stores".

 
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