Friday, December 18, 2009
Detroit Public Library
The mother of all libraries in Michigan is in Detroit on Woodward across from the D.I.A. It is 88 years old, but with its Vermont marble construction, it stands the test of time. That well-known philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, donated the funds for the it. So the city of Detroit hired architect, Cass Gilbert, who also designed our Supreme Court in Washington DC. There's a lot to see and learn about in this grand three-story structure. It is well worth it to take one of the tours through the Detroit Historical Society.