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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Marble Lighthouse on Belle Isle

The Livingstone Memorial Lighthouse on Belle Isle is so worthy of visiting. It has the distinction of being the only marble lighthouse in the United States. Designed by Archtiect Cass Gilbert and built in 1929, it stands 70 feet tall and is full of art deco detail. William Livingstone, a popular Detroiter, was the president of the Lakes Carrier Association in the early 1900's. It is still an active light, but climbing the stairs is not an option as it is not open to the public.

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