Historically interesting places
Ernest Hemingway Cottage
The small cottage on Walloon Lake in northern Michigan was added to the United
States' National Register of Historic Places in 1968. Also known as Windemere,
the little house was revealed to the public as a memorial after Ernest
Hemingway's death. It was built in 1900 and served it as a retreat and vacation
home for about 20 years.
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Between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan is Fort Michilimackinac, an
originally French, later British trading post that was built around 1715. The
fort was particularly the location of many French fur traders who were traveling
on the Sankt-Lorenz-Strom and had more economic than military significance.
Today, the former base - one of the first French of its kind in the United
States - is a focal point for tourists in Mackinaw City. The fort was placed
under monument protection in 1960.
The USS Silversides, also SS-236, is a Gato-class submarine that was used by the
U.S. Navy during World War II. The SS-236 was the first in its class. It was
sent to Pearl Habour for its first mission in 1942 - 14 additional war missions
followed until 1945. Today the renowned Silversides - she brought 23 boats to
sink - can inspect in Muskegon, Michigan. The submarine is approximately 95 m
The Guardian Building is a 149m tall, historic Art Deco style skyscraper located
in Detroit’s financial center and listed as a Historic Monument. It was
completed in 1929, after just one year of construction, and has served as the
headquarters for many first-class companies since then. It has a total of 36
floors. The Guardian Building has received numerous nominations for being one of
the most interesting and historic buildings in the United States due to its
cathedral-like design. It's worth a visit
Special buildings and structures
Fisher Building in Detroit
The Fisher Building is a skyscraper in New Center, the heart of Detroit - one of
the greatest architectural successes of the architect Albert Kahn. The ornate
building was constructed in 1928 by him and other architects in Art Deco style
and was constructed from various types of marble, granite and limestone. The 130
m high building was financed by the Fisher family. Originally, 60 floors were
built by the architect Joseph Nathaniel French, which, however, could never be
completed due to the Great Depression in 1929 - today there are only 30 floors
with offices, radios and exhibitions.
Known as Cadillac Place since 2002, the building
originally went down in history as the General Motors Building. Built in 1919,
it initially served as the headquarters for the automobile manufacturer and went
down in history as a symbol of one of the largest manufacturing groups. Today
the box-shaped building with its innumerable small windows mainly serves the
administration and government of Detroit. It is 67.1 m high, has 15 floors and
402,702 mē of office space.
GM Renaissance Center in Detroit
The GM Renaissance Center in Downtown Detroit is a group of contiguous
skyscrapers belonging to General Motors that house the dealership's
headquarters, among other things. A total of seven buildings belong to the huge
complex on the Detroit River. One of them is the Detroit Marriot Hotel at the
Renaissance Center, the largest hotel in the western hemisphere at 221 m. It has
a total of 72 floors and 1298 rooms.
The Windsor Tunnel is one of the largest tunnels in the world and connects the
cities of Michigan and Windsor (Canada). It was completed in 1930 and records up
to 28,000 vehicles a day on its 1,560 m length. At its lowest point is the
Windsor Tunnel, which crosses the Detroit River, 23 m below the water level.
Stannard Rock Light
The Stannard Rock Light, completed in 1883, is a lighthouse in Lake Superior. It
is located on a reef that once posed a huge threat to ships on the lake. Today,
its base is considered one of the greatest engineering achievements in the
United States. At 39 km from land, the Stannard Rock Light is the most distant
lighthouse in the United States - its light cannot be seen from land. It was
placed under a preservation order in 1971.
State Capitol in Lansing
The State Capitol of the State of Michigan was established between
1873-1879 and is located in the main state of Lansing in Ingham County. It is
the seat of the legislature and executive. The building is approx. 81 m high,
has 4 floors and, with its high, narrow windows, is reminiscent of the Italian
style, which began in Italy in the 16th century. Directly in front of the State
Capitol's main entrance is a statue of Governor Austin Blair, who campaigned
against slavery during the War of Independence