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Lafayette Park in Detroit named National Historic Landmark

The National Park Service named four new National Historic Landmark’s on Tuesday, and the list includes Lafayette Park in Detroit.

Detroit skyline.
Detroit skyline. Image by A Healthier Michigan / CC BY-SA 2.0

The park comprises the most extensive collection of works by architect Mies van der Rohe, one of the stars of the Mid-Century Modern aesthetic and founding father of the International style. Buildings in the park include the Lafayette Towers, completed in 1963, and the glass-clad Pavilion Apartments dating from 1959. The three other National Historic Landmarks named on Tuesday are the First Peoples Buffalo Jump in Montana, George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Virginia, and Red Rocks Park and Mt Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Colorado. Read more: freep.com