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English: Guardian Building entrance lobby — with two-story Art Deco entrance screen of Monel metal, and walls and vaulted ceiling decorated with mosaics and Pewabic Pottery and Rookwood Pottery glazed tiles. The Ezra Winter mural, Michigan, can be seen in the middle, through the metal grill.
  • The 1929 Art Deco style Union Trust Building—Guardian Building is located at 500 Griswold Street, Downtown Detroit, Michigan.
  • Designed by Wirt C. Rowland of Smith, Hinchman and Grylls architects, and built by Gorham Co. of Providence, Rhode Island (1928-1929). The building's interior, which gave rise to the building's nickname "Cathedral of Finance," has undergone a full restoration (2006).
  • A contributing property in the Detroit Financial Historic District, and on the National Register of Historic Places.
Date 18 March 2005 (original upload date)
Source Transferred from en.wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User:Fitzed using CommonsHelper.
Author Original uploader was Funnyhat at en.wikipedia
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  • Two-story entrance screen made of en:Monel metal. Fitzed ( talk) 14:25, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
  • The building's interior, which gave rise to the building's nickname "Cathedral of Finance," has recently undergone a full restoration. Ezra Winter's mural, Michigan can be seen in the middle, through the metal grill. Carptrash 16:57, 13 April 2006 (UTC).


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