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Vintage-style postcards of old and new buildings land in downtown Detroit

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Detroit is full of architectural gems throughout downtown and beyond. Many were built in the early 1900s and some have been extensively restored in recent years. The Kraemer Design Group has been involved in many restorations and new buildings in the city center and is celebrating its passion for Detroit’s architecture with new, free postcards in vintage style.

The beautifully restored David Whitney Building, now residences and an Aloft Hotel courtesy of the Kraemer Design Group

The new micro-apartments from 28 Grand Courtesy of the Kraemer Design Group

Postcards can be a good look back at history (Dan Austin published a book of historic vintage postcards last year). It’s fun to see how the new buildings are captured in this way as part of Detroit’s architectural record. The designs range from the new residences at The Griswold on a parking garage to the streetscape of Merchants Row to beautifully restored gemstones such as the Vinton and Malcomson Buildings.

With the kind permission of the Kraemer Design Group

With the kind permission of the Kraemer Design Group

With the kind permission of the Kraemer Design Group

With the kind permission of the Kraemer Design Group

The postcards are free – yes, free – and available in many downtown cafes, including Ashe, Urban Bean, Desert Oasis, Avalon and Roasting Plant, as well as Queens Bar, Vault of Midnight, Chick P (on Clifford) and 7Greens. Send them to friends to showcase the city, or save them for your personal collection. Enjoy!

With the kind permission of the Kraemer Design Group

With the kind permission of the Kraemer Design Group

With the kind permission of the Kraemer Design Group

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Dusty Kennedy