Art Tour at the Historic Art House

Art House

May 4, 2013
10:30 a.m. – Noon
59 Alfred Street, Detroit MI 48201

Art House (originally the Elisha Taylor home) is a Gothic Revival home completed in 1872. It is located in the historic Brush Park neighborhood just north of downtown Detroit. Its original interiors have been preserved, and since 1981 it has served as a center for art and architectural study.

Professor Michael Farrell leads a tour of the public rooms which preserve original fireplaces, mirrors, woodwork, decorative plaster, stenciling, Minton floor tiles, parquet floors and etched glass. Three floors (not elevator accessible) are filled with period furnishings, and artworks and artifacts spanning 2000 years. Art House is truly one of Detroit’s hidden gems.

The 1 ½ hour tour is done in groups of 20 for the reasonable cost of $20/person. There is also a gift shop to explore (cash and checks only). Parking is on the street. For those who are interested, following the tour we plan to have lunch at the Traffic Jam Restaurant at Second and Canfield, a short distance away, which has secure parking, and a varied menu.

To make reservations, send a check (payable to Marygrove College) no later than April 26, 2013 to Marygrove College, Attn: Diane Puhl, 8425 W. McNichols , Detroit MI 48221.

If you have questions, please contact Elaine Sullivan ’69 at (248) 549-4464 or or Lillie Smith Foster ’99 at (313) 898-6802 or

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