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The (very) partial views of the north and south walls of Diego Rivera's 1932 murals, called Detroit Industry, at the Detroit Insitute of Arts. Comissioned by Edsel Ford, Rivera covered the entire, massive DIA garden court with frescoes celebrating Detroit industry, and is generally considered to be Rivera's finest work. These views represent Ford's downriver Rouge Plant.

The DIA itself has been a Detroit instutition since 1883, and boasts one of the finest art collections in the world, with over 65,000 pieces, including works by Degas, Van Gogh, and Andy Warhol. Admission is free, but a modest donation is commonplace.

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The Glazier Building, 1906

100 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Mich.

From the historical marker in front of the courthouse:

The Glazier Building still stands across main street to your left. It was built by Chelsea stove manufacturer and state treasurer Frank P. Glazier to house his newspaper and offices. A symbol of his wealth, ambition, and influence, it became instead a reminder of personal failure. Bankruptcy--followed by a prison term for embezzlement--forced him to resign as state treasurer before the building was completed in 1906.

Except for the loss of the elaborate pressed-metal cornice, the exterior of what was once Ann Arbor's tallest building has changed little from the time of its construction.

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