One thing I need to get back to doing is covering some of the history of Michigan. Some people say that I focus on ships too much and I really can't argue with them. This was never intended to be a nautical blog but ships are cool and it's nice and relaxing to watch them. Still, this was intended to highlight aspects of Michigan that don't get highlighted elsewhere. So as a nice change of pace, here's a little history.
We were supposed to catch the boat nears Stroh's place. Little did I realize there was some other stuff there and since I still had a little time to kill, here goes.
The above building was the adminstration building and was constructed in 1927 and was desinged by the Fred Smith, Theodore Hinchman and Maxwell Grylls. For a second, I thought this was an Albert Kahn building...but that one is coming.
So what happened? In 1970, Parke-Davis was purchased by Warner-Lambert. The operations in Detroit were moved to Ann Arbor. This company was later bought by Pfizer who in turned moved Operations out of Ann Arbor to Connecticutt (I think). The above buildings were bought by Stroh's and converted to restaurants, hotels, etc. I'm not sure how well they are doing now but they seemed to be in good shape.