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Detroit Foundation Hotel



Renovation Detroit: Historic Windows for the Detroit Foundation Hotel

Historic Replication
McIntosh Poris Associates
Blackberry Systems

DECEMBER 4, 2018

Windows: Quaker’s H503 Single Hung, H500 Picture and Arch-Head Picture Windows, plus historically accurate matching panning and trim. Painted in Quaker’s Resembles Dark Bronze to resemble an anodized finish.

One of the most spectacular renovations in downtown Detroit in recent years is the Detroit Foundation Hotel. The longtime Fire Department Headquarters was transformed into a chic hotel right across from Cobo Center using Quaker Windows & Doors Historical Window series with custom pannings and trim to resemble the historically accurate nature of the building. Anchored by the Apparatus Room, the redesign incorporates original details—tiling, marble, flooring—with salvaged wood, modern light fixtures, and local Detroit art.


Photos by Michelle & Chris Gerard

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