Preservation Wayne

Interested in Detroit’s architecture and it’s history? Look no further than Preservation Wayne. This fine orgination has been preserving Detroit’s architecural heritage since 1975.

One of the great things about Preservation Wayne is they offer tours of the City all summer long. Usually held on weekends they are about two hours long and include a well informed guide who will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the subject of the tour.

Saturday tours include “Downtown”, leaving from Campus Martius Park at 10AM. “Eastern Market” meeting at the Welcome Center at 1435 Adelaide. “Midtown” meeting at the Avalon Bakery. “Auto Heritage”, walking in the footsteps of Henry Ford, Henry Leland and the Fisher Brothers leaves from the T-Plex at 411 Piquette at Beaubien.

Upcoming tours in September offer “Downtown Bars & Restaurants”, “Downtown Skyscrapers”, “Downtown Buildings of Albert Kahn”, “Buildings of Louis Kamper” and “Sculptures, Fountains & Art.”

The most popular tour of the season is the “Theater Tour” which showcases the amazing architecture of theaters in Detroit’s premier entertainment district.

The $5 – $35 cost is well worth it so check their site out and bring your walking shoes and if you feel like you’d like to volunteer as a guide as this author has, call 313-577-3559. Happy touring. . . .

2 Comments so far

  1. SD (unregistered) on September 4th, 2006 @ 2:36 am

    Also don’t forget to visit their website at

    Nice post, rick

  2. Mollika* (unregistered) on September 5th, 2006 @ 7:44 pm

    I always love the ghost tours that they have in English cities. I think it would be great to have one here. I’m sure there must be some good stories . . . We have the Underground Railroad, Prohibition, Civil Rights, the Mafia . . .

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