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Guardian Building

Detroit, Michigan
County of Wayne.
500 Griswald Street
National Register Number: 89001165
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Commerce/Trade - financial institution. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: MI-15 Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: office building: http://www.sos.state.mi.us/history/preserve/phissite/guardian.html.
Web Site: www.sos.state.mi.us/history/preserve/phissite/guardian.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 29, 1989):
The Guardian Building (1928), originally the Union Trust, is a part of the progression of the history of American skyscrapers. It is one of the most ebullient examples of the use of Arts and Crafts tiles covering a steel skeleton. This warm, colorful building was the most effective symbol of the cordial, friendly image that Union Trust wanted to portray to the public.

There are no threats to the landmark at this time.

Sterling Group is still maintaining the historic appearance of both the interior and exterior.

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