Historic Structures

Fisher Building, Detroit Michigan

Date added: October 14, 2013 Categories: Michigan Commercial Office Art Deco

28-story office tower with two flat-roofed, 11-story wings extending to the north and west to make an L-shaped building. Projecting piers between strip windows. Tower with stepped-back massing. Tower roof is green tile with gilt cresting. Full architectural articulation on three sides. First 3 stories faced with polished, dark gray granite. Upper floors finished with gray marble. All Exterior metal work On exterior is solid bronze. Entrance of W. Grand Blvd has bronze and plate glass doors with bronze panels and medallions above.

Interior features richly decorated barrel-vaulted arcades at ground level in each wing intersect at shallow dome, also elaborately decorated. Decorations include murals, marble, bronze grilles, chandeliers. Upper floor walls sheathed with Tennessee golden vein marble, and American walnut is used for doors and woodwork.

In 1961 the Fisher Theater was remodelled and altered from a movie theater to a legitimate stage theater. Remodelling included removal of the original Art Deco decoration.

Fisher Building, Detroit Michigan VIEW NORTHWEST SHOWING SOUTH AND EAST (FRONT) ELEVATIONS
VIEW NORTHWEST SHOWING SOUTH AND EAST (FRONT) ELEVATIONS

Fisher Building, Detroit Michigan VIEW WEST SHOWING DETAIL OF EAST ELEVATION (FIRST THREE FLOORS) 1981
VIEW WEST SHOWING DETAIL OF EAST ELEVATION (FIRST THREE FLOORS) 1981