The Berdan Building

Historical Elements The Berdan Building was designed by architect George Stafford Mills. This 4 story, 130,000 square foot warehouse building is located in downtown Toledo, OH. Mill’s design was based on the Richardson’s Marshall Field warehouse in Chicago, which incorporates large open arched windows underneath a grouping of three smaller arched windows. The Berdan Building…

Detroit Foundation Hotel — Detroit, Michigan

5-story building, construction completed in 1929. Architect was Hans Gehrke. The architectural style is Neoclassical with terra-cotta details. Hans Gehrke won commissions to design many of the firehouses built by the City of Detroit in the 1920s. He was commissioned to design fire stations in a number of neighboring communities as well.