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Grumpyoldlady
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Post Number: 83
Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 8:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I went to www.youtube.com and did a search for "Detroit Mansions". It came up with a great video of the interior and grounds of the Fisher Mansion, and lots of great historical information. Well worth the look. There may be more great mansion videos on YouTube, but I didn't have time to look and search using different keywords. Enjoy!
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Alley
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Post Number: 169
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 8:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I love the Fisher Mansion! Now it's the ISKCON (Hare Krishna) temple with an awesome all-veg Indian restaurant, Govinda's. Peacocks wander around the grounds in nice weather and it's really peaceful there :-)
http://www.detroitiskconlive.c om/aboutus.html
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Gistok
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Post Number: 6803
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 11:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Are you sure Govinda's is still open? I thought they closed the restaurant. No mention of it on their webpage.
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Joymac
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Post Number: 34
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 1:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I grew up just down the street when I beleive the dodge family lived their?? Maybe the fischers. However played barbie dolls, jumped on trampilins and wandered endlessly through the house. Lots of ghosts.
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Swtlorrain66
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Post Number: 18
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 4:07 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Add some fake palm trees to that house..lol.
Beautiful!
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Gistok
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Post Number: 6841
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 2:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Lawrence Fisher Mansion was designed by Detroit's own C. Howard Crane, who is most famous for his movie palaces... Detroit Fox, United Artists, Orchestra Hall, Capitol Theatre (Detroit Opera House), Madison Theatre, Adams Theatre, Majestic Theatre.

Of course Crane also designed other buildings... Olympia Stadium, Lafayette Building, John Kunsky House in Palmer Woods, etc.

His exotic designs palette really comes thru in the Fisher Mansion.
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Jjaba
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Post Number: 6511
Registered: 11-2003
Posted on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 2:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Gistok. Nobody can come near Gistok's theater history knowledge. Merci.

jjaba.

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