Michigan Modern Architecture a Draw for Travelers


Michigan's state historic preservation office is pushing the glories of Michigan's modern architecture as a way to attract visitors.

Raising funds to compile oral histories by modern architects, the office assembles architecture road-trip tours, and promotes a new Web site to bring attention to works such as Minoru Yamasaki's McGregor Memorial Conference Center in Detroit and Marcel Breuer's St. Francis de Sales church in Muskegon. Reed Kroloff, the director of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, is happy to give tours of his Eliel Saarinen-designed house on the campus "if I'm not in my bathrobe," he says. See David Runk's Michigan Modern Architecture a Draw for Travelers here: http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory?id=9665790


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