As a result of the Fisher Body Company becoming the in-house coachbuilding division of General Motors, the Fisher Building was built directly across the street from what was the General Motors World HQ at the time. That building has since been renamed Cadillac Place after GM moved to its new HQ into the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit.
Complete with granite, limestone, gold leaf, mosaic tiles, and several types of marble, the architectural embellishments of the Fisher Building don't go unnoticed. From the arched ceilings and massive pendant lights to the inlaid patterns on practically every surface, the Fisher Buidling boasts a next-level attention to detail. You'll also find the Fisher Theatre here, one of the oldest live theatre venues in Detroit.
We saw a lot of memorable locations during our exploration of Detroit, but few wowed us quite like this. From the grand lobby to the surrounding walkways, we really couldn't stop staring. The Fisher Building is a testament to the grandiose architecture and impressive wealth that existed during Detroit's seemingly unstoppable boom in the early 20th century.
|Archival image of the Fisher Building in Detroit.