Lawrence Fisher was the most flamboyant of the seven very prosperous Fisher Brothers. C. Howard Crane, the great theater architect, was selected to design a magnificent house for him. The result is a 22,000 square foot home situated on four acres of gardens. Hundreds of European craftsmen created interior floors of rosewood parquet, black walnut paneling, numerous marble columns and several walls covered in hand-painted leather. The master bathroom is done in lapis blue Pewabic tile. No one cultural style was used in the interior; rather, the style varies from room to room. This tour will provide you with information about the house, Lawrence Fisher’s expensive tastes, and the transition of the house to its current use as a cultural center for the Hare Krishna movement.
Call Rebecca Hope at 313.833.1801 for more information.
The Detroit Historical Society's New Behind the Scenes and Historic Houses of Worship tours will be available online to members on Monday, March 9, and the public on Monday, March 23. Detroit Historical Society member benefits include priority registration for all tours and programs.
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