Friday, June 21, 7 pm
Historic David Mackenzie House, 4735 Cass Avenue
Free admission, donations for refreshments welcome
Louis Kamper, perhaps best known today as the architect behind the Book-Cadillac, the Broderick, and the Hecker-Smiley mansion, designed more than one hundred commercial and residential buildings in Detroit. His buildings still loom large in the architectural heritage of the city. He was one of the “go-to” architects for the cognoscenti of Detroit’s golden age, and a key player in the development of its hotel district. Learn about his lesser-known designs, his ties with the Book family, and his development as an architect from his apprenticeship at New York’s esteemed McKim, Mead, & White to being a partner in his own firm.
Allan Machielse, soon-to-be architect and devoted Kamper scholar, will share his extensive personal research and photos of Kamper buildings in the newest lecture of the “Celebrate Detroit Architects” series.
Our free Third Friday Lecture Series is made possible by the generous donations of our members, to share the tales of Detroit’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, and architects and build support for historic preservation’s importance in revitalizing our neighborhoods.
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