Guardian Building Tours

Tour the Beautiful Guardian Building!


Pure Detroit invites you to tour Detroit's 1929 Wirt Rowland-designed architectural masterpiece!

The tour begins at our Pure Detroit shop located in the Guardian Building on the promenade level.

See first hand the intricate design and exquisite detail of Rowland's artisitc achievement, including works by muralist Erza Winter, tile installations by 
Pewabic's Mary Chase Stratton and sculpture by Corrado Parducci. The Guardian Building is a National Historic Landmark.

This tour is free & open to the public of all ages. Photography is allowed.

Sign up is available inside the Pure Detroit shop upon arrival. No RSVP Required before the tour date.

The tour will be conducted by historic preservationist and urban planner Michael Boettcher on Saturdays.

Saturdays in April - 2017
April 1st - Start times: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
April 8th - Start times: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
April 15th - Start times: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
April 22nd - 
Start times: 11am, 1pm, 3pm
April 29th - Start times: 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Sundays in April - 2017
April 2nd - Start times: 12pm, 2pm
April 9th - Start times: 12pm, 2pm
April 16th - NO TOURS
April 23rd - Launch Party + Book Signing & Gaurdian Tour. More info at our Facebook Event Page: 10:30am is here. 1:30pm is here.
April 30th - Start times: 12pm, 2pm

500 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

Interested in a private scheduled tour for your company, school or other group?
email our team at
For more information, call (313) 873-6004