Historic Structures

Guardian Building (Union Trust Building), Detroit Michigan

Date added: October 29, 2013 Categories: Michigan Bank

Built in 1928, it was initially known as the Union Trust Building. It later changed hands and was renamed the Guardian Building. It has 40 stories and is 485 feet tall.

Features include an elaborate entrance including stone carvings and colorful tiles, extensive use of terra cotta tiles on upper tower of building. Inside there is Unique extensive use of ornamental metal work used on doors, railings, screens, etc. Elevator doors are metal decorated with orange, blue and black glass manufactured by Louis C. Tiffany of New York. Interior signs also done by Tiffany.

The Gorham Company of Providence, Rhode Island manufactured the metal work used for this building.