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Beyond Downtown Walking Tour - Lafayette Park

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Lafayette Foods

1565 East Lafayette Street

Detroit, MI 48207

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During the 1960's, Lafayette Park was Detroit's most modern neighborhood. Constructed between 1956 and 1959, Lafayette Park contains the largest collection of buildings designed by renowned German architect, Mies van der Rohe, in the world. In addition to the Mies architecture, the neighborhood also contains other examples of post-modern architecture constructed into the 1960's, all surrounding the grassy green "plaissance" or Park.

Today, Lafayette Park's proximity to Eastern Market, Downtown, the Dequindre Cut, as well as new residential construction projects, such as Ducharme Place, have made it an incredibly desirable place to live.


Tour begins promptly at 6pm. Please allow yourself a sufficient amount of time to find parking and arrive at the location.

We will stop frequently, but please bring comfortable shoes for walking!

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1565 East Lafayette Street

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