Post Number: 83
|Posted on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 8:10 pm: || |
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!
Post Number: 169
|Posted on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 8:20 pm: || |
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
Post Number: 6803
|Posted on Monday, May 12, 2008 - 11:23 pm: || |
Are you sure Govinda's is still open? I thought they closed the restaurant. No mention of it on their webpage.
Post Number: 34
|Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 1:13 pm: || |
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.
Post Number: 18
|Posted on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 4:07 am: || |
Add some fake palm trees to that house..lol.
Post Number: 6841
|Posted on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 2:36 pm: || |
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.
Post Number: 6511
|Posted on Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 2:57 pm: || |
Thanks Gistok. Nobody can come near Gistok's theater history knowledge. Merci.