Tour Day 2014: MICHIGAN

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Detroit Area Art Deco Society 


The Lustron Home: The Prefab Home

This year's tour put on by the Detroit Area Art Deco Society will offer tour attendees with a rare chance to see a number of Lustron homes on a five hour excursion through the Southeast Michigan area. Lunch is included and parking is available on Cass Avenue at the Park and Lock. Cost to park is $5.00.

Start Address:
To be announced to tour registrants
Date: 10/11/2014
Time: 10:00 am 
Cost: $45 with lunch included 

Registration: Please register at



Southfield Historical Society and City of Southfield


Southfield Mid-Century Modern Architecture Tour

Photo: Shaarey Zedek Synagogue designed by Percival Goodman and Albert Kahn and Associate, 1961-62

Southfield was Michigan's fastest growing city in the 1960s and with it came the modernists. The City has an amazing collection of Mid-Century Modern homes, office buildings, commercial structures and religious institutions. Architects include Minoru Yamasaki, Gunnar Birkets, Victor Gruen, Louis Redstone, and Percival Goodman. The tour will include several on-site inspections and discussions of the elements of Mid-Century design.

Start Address:
Shaarey Zedek Synagogue
27375 Bell Road (at Eleven Mile Road).
Southfield, Michigan 48034
Free parking at this location
Date: 10/12/14
Time: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Cost: Tour cost is $25 (bus tour, program booklet, and beverage included).
Registration: Call: 248-796-5000 or Ken Silver at 248-569-4286. Tickets are also available in main lobby of Southfield Civic Center: 26000 Evergreen Road




Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research


DAY AWAY- Radical Architecture (Separated by 73 Years): Frank Lloyd Wright And Zaha Hadid









Join the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research on its fourth Day Away bus trip to visit two of Michigan’s most radical works of architecture. Although their completion dates are separated by 73 years, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Goetsch-Winckler House (1939–1940) in Okemos and Zaha Hadid’s Broad Art Museum in East Lansing (2012) each reveal what it meant and means to have your life and work redefined by great contemporary architecture. With Gregory Wittkopp, Director of both the Center and Cranbrook Art Museum, serving as our guide, partici­pants first will travel to Okemos where we will meet Dr. Susan J. Bandes, a Professor of Art History at Michigan State University and the author of the forthcoming book Mid-Michigan Modern: From Frank Lloyd Wright to Googie,who will lead us through the National Historic Landmark Goetsch-Winckler House. Essentially unaltered from its original design, and lovingly maintained by the current owners, Audrey and Dan Seidman, this house was the second of Wright’s Usonian house designs. The house is the quintessential example of Wright’s early design philosophy for the construction of moderate income housing (Alma Goestch and Kathrine Winckler were professors at Michigan State College, now MSU). As food is important on these trips, we have made arrangements to follow the tour of the Goetsch-Winckler House with a private lunch at Red Haven in Okemos, one of Michigan’s premier farm-to-table dining experiences.

After lunch, we will travel a few miles further west to Michigan State University where the corrugated stainless steel and glass façade of the new Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum juts sharply like a ship—or perhaps a spaceship—run aground. The museum is the first-ever university building designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Zaha Hadid and only her second project in North America. Our visit to the Broad will begin with an architectural tour, followed with a tour of the exhibition The Land Grant: Flatbread Society. Part of an international public art project, Flatbread Society brings together artists, an archi­tect, a writer, a musician, a curator, a chef, and others who share an interest in humankind’s long and complex relationship with grain. With a few additional surprises along the way, including an outdoor clay bread-making oven, participants are certain to have another fun and educational Day Away with the Center!

Start Address:
Cranbrook Art Museum
Date: 10/11/14
Time: Arrive at Cranbrook Art Museum for coffee starting at 8:45am with a 9:15am (sharp!) departure. The bus will return to Cranbrook by 5:45pm.
Cost: The cost of this all-inclusive guided tour is $85 per person.
Registration: To purchase your seat and pay by credit card, please call Kim Larsen at 248-645-3319 (weekdays).







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