You Know You’re a Preservationist When …

DetroitYou see photos like this one of an empty c. 1916 home that was probably built by an auto industry magnate, and you fall in love. Not necessarily with the architecture, and definitely not with the location (what is the temperature in Detroit right now?), but with the window into the past that a home like this provides. Having little or no renovation done over the years, this home contains the remnants of the c.1916 bathrooms, kitchen, and service spaces that really show us what life was like in 1916. And what’s most interesting about a home from this time period is that it was built with bathrooms, built with a kitchen that could be used by both a staff and the family, unlike homes of an earlier era. The original fixtures that remain in a home like this are exactly the style of fixture we are constantly trying to emulate today. So, how do you feel when you look at these photos? Are you a preservationist? Detroit 7

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For more photos of this and other amazing untouched historic homes, visit Curbed Detroit

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