not all those who wander are lost

The David Whitney building.

Its namesake lived in the David Whitney house, now known as The Whitney restaurant on Woodward in Midtown. Whitney worked in the early lumber industry, and owned several steamships.

A fine example of D. H. Burnhams work, created in 1915. The Ford and Dime buildings are also Burnham, but the Whitney was finished by the firm after Burnhams death.

Much of the original exterior decorations have been removed or modernized. These details originally were of an Italian Renaissance style.

The interior lobby is the jewel of the building, with white terracotta arches and details.

The skylight for the lightcourt goes up only the first several floors before being capped off.

The unique shape of the Whitneys light court can be seen from above.

This is dETROITfUNKs #1 pick for possible reuse, as this building is still in near pristine condition.

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