Cranbrook, Detroit

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380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills 248-645-3147

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    Cranbrook Museum

    by pedersdottir Updated Jun 13, 2004

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    CRANBROOK is a concept and a state of mind. Located in the tony northern suburb of Bloomfield Hills, the progressive pre-K to 12 grade college prep academy+art museum+grounds was created on excess acreage of the George Booth ( Detroit News publisher's) estate. In 2004 it celebrates a century of providing arts and education to the children of the international jetset. Eliel Saarinen was commissioned to design here - Carl Milles came from Sweden to create garden sculpture enhancements. The Museum and reflecting pools are worth a daytrip.

    Cranbrook is located at 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills.

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    For fans of Architecture

    by pedersdottir Updated May 31, 2004

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    Cranbrook House and Gardens were the estate of Detroit News publisher George Booth. Japanese and rose gardens, woods and walks surround 2 lakes on the 40 acre site which may be visited anytime the gates to Cranbrook School are open. The English Manor style home was designed by Albert Kahn and is open for viewing for a limited time each week from May to September. The complex is situated adjacent to the Cranbrook School and Institute of Science, with its Saarinen buildings and Carl Milles statuary.

    Cranbrook House is located at 1221 N. Woodward Avenue in Bloomfield Hills.

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