The Buildings of Detroit A History by W. Hawkins Ferry 1968 Wayne State University Press Vintage Book

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The Buildings of Detroit by W. Hawkins Ferry is the definitive resource on the architecture of Detroit and its adjacent communities, from pioneering times to the end of the twentieth century. Ferry based his impressive volume on thirteen years of meticulous research, interviews with many prominent architects, and hundreds of photos explicitly commissioned for the book.

Bonus: Detroit Free Press newspaper article dated November 16, 1980, discussing the revised edition of this book found and included with this book. Enjoy!

The Buildings of Detroit is an excellent addition to your vintage Detroit architecture collection or home library.


The Buildings of Detroit is in good vintage condition for its age with no rips or tears. However, please note the wear and tear on the dustjacket as shown in the photos.

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Book dimensions:12x10x2

Collections: Vintage History Books

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