Book Tower Historic Exhibition 

In 2023 Bedrock reopened Book Tower in downtown Detroit after a complete renovation. To highlight the landmark building’s 100-year history, the Detroit Historical Society has partnered with Bedrock to create a Historic Exhibition in the building’s lobby, featuring items items salvaged in the building’s renovation along with unique artifacts loaned by the Book family.

A chronological installation tells the story of the Washington Boulevard Historic District’s 
development with period photos, maps, and newspaper clippings. Some of the artifacts on display were discovered during the restoration – like 1920s-era architectural renderings of the building and an original caryatid from the building’s exterior – and some were loaned by the Book family – including a 1929 invitation for a dinner honoring Thomas Edison and a full genealogy of the Books tracing the family’s roots back to the city’s earliest landowners.

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Source: Book Tower Historic Exhibition | Detroit Historical Society

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