Cranbrook

Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

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Description 

Cranbrook is one of the most important groups of educational and architectural structures in America, a summary of the first half of the 20th century in the form of a group of buildings. This enclave in Bloomfield Hills, 25 miles from Detroit, was one of the idealist institutions meant to combat shoddy machine-age goods--from the making of beautiful objects to the creation of an architectural setting with details of the finest quality. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, June 29, 1989

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 7, 1973
Reference number
73000954
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Late Gothic Revival; Modern Movement: Moderne; Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Tudor Revival
Areas of significance
Art; Ethnic Heritage - European; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
District
Historic functions
Work of art (sculpture, carving, rock art); Single dwelling; School; Research facility
Current functions
Museum; Work of art (sculpture, carving, rock art); School; Research facility
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1908; 1941
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 14
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing objects: 70