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Guardian Building

Building and Historic Site
Downtown Detroit, Detroit
  • Shawn L.
    "Go to pure Detroit and buy you something to Detroit."(3 Tips)
    Matthew E.
    "cup of coffee from Stella cafe or Rowland cafe"(2 Tips)
    Charlie W.
    "art deco geometric designs in dayglow colored Pewabic tiles."(2 Tips)
    Melissa B.
    "Check out the architecture and the art deco ceilings."(6 Tips)
24 Tips and reviews
  • architecture
  • stella
  • pure detroit
  • pewabic
  • café
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  • James W.
    James WitmanFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the most beautiful buildings in Detroit, you must go inside to see the beautiful Art Deco interior, designed by Wirt C. Rowland. While you're here, check out Pure Detroit and the Rowland Cafe!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica Cheney-SoulliereNovember 23, 2011
    Roland Cafe provides a great place to sit and gaze at the beauty within this gem over coffee and pastry. Love.
  • Tina L.
    Tina LoganMay 11, 2011
    If you are in Detroit you have to stop in here. The architecture is beautiful and very unique. Everyone should see it!!
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BurgessFebruary 3, 2015
    Absolutely beautiful building. Check out the architecture and the art deco ceilings. Wow!
  • E F.
    E FederspielSeptember 29, 2014
    Stop by Stella Good Coffee for great coffee and vegan/vegetarian baked goods and soups.
  • Kevin O.
    Kevin O'HaraAugust 10, 2014
    The architecture is really incredible and something to see.
  • Diego Dier
    Diego DierSeptember 20, 2015
    Tiles, native american art and art deco : amazing mix.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MaimanNovember 7, 2014
    Ask the front desk for an info sheet to learn more about this building's famous architecture.
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzAugust 17, 2016
    A must! Amazing art deco lobby and shops on 1st floor!
  • Thomas R.
    Thomas RekemDecember 8, 2015
    Thomas Rekem was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He attended the University of Detroit and graduated with a degree in Creative Writing in 2009. Read more
    Upvoted Mar 15
  • Charlie W.
    Charlie WollborgNovember 26, 2009
    The lobby of this architectural gem is a must see: art deco geometric designs in dayglow colored Pewabic tiles. Pop in for a photo op. Read more
  • GM Renaissance Center
    GM Renaissance CenterNovember 8, 2013
    Want to see some more stunning architecture? Stop by the GM Renaissance Center just down the road!
  • Brittney Marshall
    Brittney MarshallMarch 25, 2011
    Grab a table , open your laptop and visit for your daily creative fix.
  • Graham B.
    Graham BoettcherMay 7, 2014
    Look up! Fabulous ceiling!
  • Matthew E.
    Matthew EarleyFebruary 3, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Grab a cup of coffee from Stella cafe or Rowland cafe and check out the Michigan mural at the south end of the retail promenade.
  • VisitDetroit
    VisitDetroitMarch 17, 2012
    Completed in 1929, the Guardian Building is nicknamed the Cathedral of Finance.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneJune 27, 2015
    Worth a special visit
  • MisterDet
    MisterDetMarch 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask the doorman Christopher to show you the vault and the safe deposit area
  • Janelle R.
    Janelle RogersDecember 16, 2009
    Check out the art deco interior that is beyond amazing.
  • Zach V.
    Zach VannucciNovember 17, 2010
    Watch out for Matt Earley. He's the one who sits in the lobby staring at the female interns.
  • Shawn L.
    Shawn LeeNovember 12, 2011
    Go to pure Detroit and buy you something to Detroit.
  • Rebecca D.
    Say "Hi" to Christopher!
  • Mike E.
    Mike EshaqMarch 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Whenever you walk into this place. Look up!
  • Stephanie
    StephanieFebruary 8, 2010
    shop Pure Detroit and get a little Pewabic Read more
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