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Buildings of Michigan

Author: Kathryn Bishop Eckert
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2012.
Series: Buildings of the United States.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
Summary:
This revised edition of Buildings of Michigan (first published in 1993) presents the architecture of the Upper and Lower peninsulas of Michigan, which are surrounded by four of the Great Lakes. From the Greek, Gothic, Italianate, Queen Anne, and Richardsonian Romanesque structures of the nineteenth century to the international, renowned modern buildings of the mid-twentieth century and the green and sustainable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Guides
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Bishop Eckert
ISBN: 9780813931579 0813931576
OCLC Number: 711864637
Description: xviii, 644 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Native American architecture: an overview ; French and British exploration and early settlement ; Frontier farms and villages ; Lumbering of the pine forests of Lower Michigan ; Copper and iron mining ; Growth of Detroit around the automobile industry ; Resorts ; Ethnic groups ; Historic preservation --
The Lower Peninsula. Metropolitan Detroit and Wayne County : Downtown Detroit (central business district) ; Southwest Detroit and west side ; Midtown ; North and northwest Detroit ; East side ; Hamtramck ; Highland Park ; From Grosse Pointe Shores to Grosse Pointe Park ; Dearborn ; Gross Ile ; Riverview --
Suburban satellite region : Monroe County ; Washtenaw County ; Livingston County ; Oakland County ; Macomb County --
South-central border region : Jackson County ; Lenawee County ; Hillsdale County ; Branch County ; Calhoun County --
Michiana and southwestern Lower Peninsula : Kalamazoo County ; St. Joseph County ; Cass County ; Berrien County ; Van Buren County --
Grand River Valley region : Kent County ; Ionia County ; Barry County ; Allegan County ; Ottawa County --
Capital region : Ingham County ; Eaton County ; Clinton County --
Saginaw Bay and River Valley region :; Saginaw County ; Midland County ; Bay County ; Genesee County ; Shiawassee County --
The thumb : St. Clair County ; Sanilac County ; Huron County ; Tuscola County ; Lapeer County --
The heartland : Isabella County ; Gratiot County ; Montcalm County ; Mecosta County ; Osceola County ; Clare County ; Gladwin County --
West Michigan shore region : Muskegon County ; Oceana County ; Mason County ; Manistee County ; Wexford County ; Lake County ; Newaygo County --
Traverse Bay region : Emmet County ; Charlevoix County ; Antrim County ; Grand Traverse County ; Leelanau County ; Benzie County --
North-central lakes and forests region : Crawford County ; Otsego County ; Oscode County ; Roscommon County ; Kalkaska County --
Huron shore region : Cheboygan County ; Presque Isle County ; Alpena County ; Alcona County ; Iosco County ; Arenac County --
The Upper Peninsula. The copper country : Houghton County ; Keweenaw County ; Ontonagon County --
The iron ranges : Marquette County ; Baraga County ; Iron County ; Dickinson County ; Gogebic County --
Central Upper Peninsula : Alger County ; Luce County ; Schoolcraft County ; Menominee County ; Delta County --
The Sault and Mackinac region : Chippewa County ; Mackinac County.
Series Title: Buildings of the United States.
Responsibility: Kathryn Bishop Eckert.

Abstract:

This revised edition of Buildings of Michigan (first published in 1993) presents the architecture of the Upper and Lower peninsulas of Michigan, which are surrounded by four of the Great Lakes. From the Greek, Gothic, Italianate, Queen Anne, and Richardsonian Romanesque structures of the nineteenth century to the international, renowned modern buildings of the mid-twentieth century and the green and sustainable buildings of the twenty-first century, this book explores Michigan's history and covers the full spectrum of high-style and vernacular architecture and the building materials particular to the state. Surveying the architecture of Detroit and many other cities and villages, this volume examines such structures as early inns and houses along the Sauk Trail, the mine locations of the Copper and Iron ranges, the sandstone architecture of the Lake Superior region, the concrete buildings of Alpena, lighthouses and lifesaving stations of the Upper Great Lakes, the state's numerous bridges, the great houses of automobile industrialists in Grosse Pointe, the factories of Albert Kahn, the mid-twentieth-century buildings of Alden B. Dow and Minoru Yamasaki, and contributions of numerous local architects who have added to Michigan's architectural heritage. This new edition introduces buildings from the recent past and the present; discusses broad, sweeping cultural landscapes, historical parks, greenways, and linear parks; and showcases triumphs in historic preservation. As Detroit transforms itself from a city with a declining population and without the economic stability of the automobile industry, the book looks at how the city is reinventing itself. (Examples include Midtown, where the huge medical, academic, and cultural centers spark residential and retail development; the Detroit riverfront, which connects to open land converted to gardens, parks, and greenways; the viable close-in historic Woodbridge and Corktown neighborhoods, where residents have stayed; and Ford Field, Comerica Park, and the downtown theaters and casinos that entertain visitors.) Linkages of buildings by geography and theme receive attention. Heritage areas, river corridors, and highway routes arrange buildings and natural areas into comprehensible groups, and over 400 illustrations--including photographs, maps, and drawings--enhance the more than 950 entries.

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