Southfield to host Mid-Century Modern Architecture Tour Sunday, October 13

September 13, 2019

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Shaarey Zedek

The Southfield Planning Department, the Southfield Historical Society and DoCoMoMo USA will host a Mid-Century Modern (MCM) Architecture Tour on Sunday, October 13 from 2-4:30 p.m. throughout Southfield.

The bus tour will begin at 2 p.m. at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, 27375 Bell Road at 11 Mile Road, and will consist of some of the best examples of Mid-Century Modern architecture in Southfield, including Cranbrook, Plumbrooke Estates and Northland Gardens neighborhoods, the Moslem Shrine Temple, the Reynolds Aluminum Building as well as discussion of Modern Movement design elements. Free parking is available at Shaarey Zedek.

During the 1960’s, Southfield was Michigan’s fastest growing city—resulting in an amazing collection of mid-century modern homes, commercial buildings and religious institutions that were designed by top local and internationally renowned architects such as Minoru Yamasaki, Victor Gruen, Gunnar Birkerts, Louis Redstone and Percival Goodman. The tour explores outstanding examples of such locations and will include several on-site inspections and discussion of their modern design elements.

Tickets are just $25 per person (including the bus tour and program booklet) in advance and will be $30 the day of tour (if available). Tickets can be purchased at the Mayor’s Office, 26000 Evergreen Road by cash or check or by contacting Mayor Ken Siver at or (248) 796-5100.  Tickets can also be purchased by contacting Historical Society President, Darla Van Hoey at (248) 219-6963 or as well as Pay Pal at

For more information, contact Mayor Ken Siver at (248) 796-5100 or