The Louis G. Redstone Residential Historic District, located in the Greenwich Park neighborhood of Detroit, consists of three houses designed by Louis G. Redstone, the founder of Redstone Architects. The three houses were built for Redstone’s family, his brother, and his business partner.
Federal Building/U.S. Courthouse, Port Huron, Michigan
Year originally built: 1877
Architect: Alfred B. Mullett
Architectural Style: Renaissance Revival with Greek Revival Influences
Unique Features: limestone and sandstone exterior, octagonal cupola, historical interior features
The Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Port Huron, Michigan is a beautiful example of Renaissance Revival architecture (with Greek Revival influences) that was popular starting in the 1850s.
Mount Holly, NJ Fire District No. 1
Originally known as the Britannia Fire Company of Bridgetown because it was founded when the U.S. was still apart of Britain, the Mounty Holly Fire District No. 1 was organized in 1752. The name was changed in 1787 because the original name was considered unpatriotic.
Courthouses as Public Architecture
The oldest courthouse in America still in use today is the King William County Courthouse, which is located near Richmond, Virginia. This courthouse is located on land that was once part of the Powhatan Confederacy, famous for its association with Pocahontas.
Last week, the Battle Creek Police Department became the latest police department to join in the viral video trend of lip sync videos. Their new headquarters, designed by Redstone Architects, can be seen in several scenes. Enjoy the video below:
by Rachel Hackett
On Wednesday, August 8th, 2018, the Battle Creek Police Department hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony for their new headquarters. Police Chief Jim Blocker, Mayor Mark Behnke, State Senator Mike Nofs, as well as other elected officials and community leaders attended.
By Rachel Hackett
In the United States of America, there are many unique and historic police station buildings that have been preserved. These historic police stations served their police departments very well for many years, but because of age, growing size of the police departments, and/or efficiency of the design of the buildings, many of them have ceased to be used as police stations.
Although it might seem like law enforcement departments have been around since the very beginning of our country, colonial America had very primitive police forces, if they had them at all. In the early 1700s, big cities like Boston were the most likely to have police, and these police officers usually functioned as night watchmen, to protect the community from drunken violence and to stop prostitution or gambling.
By Rachel Hackett
Although everyone understands the obvious danger that fighting fires involves, not all people may realize that firefighters also risk getting cancer or other debilitating diseases from exposure to carcinogens. One case that has brought this issue to the general public’s mind is the controversy over funding for the first responders who were on site during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.