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Detroit Institute of Music Education Building

1265 Griswold St.

At the intersection of Capitol Park and Grand River Avenue, the midrise at 1265 Griswold St. was designed by architecture firm Spier & Rohns and constructed in 1897 as the Bamlet Building for real-estate investor Frank Bamlet. The property was purchased by Bedrock in 2013 and renovated by architecture firm Neumann Smith a year later. Renamed the Detroit Institute of Music Education Building for the college that became an occupant, the creative space includes a music venue, a music-lifestyle company and a media-production company. The six-story structure represents the Classical Revival style and features a facade of red brick with a rounded column of corner windows.

Quick Facts

  • Size: 36,000 sq. ft.
  • Usage: Event, office
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