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The Grayhouse – 1907

The Grayhouse - 1907


The Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory (commonly and locally known as the Belle Isle Conservatory) is a greenhouse and a botanical garden located on Belle Isle, a 982-acre island park nestled in the Detroit River between Detroit and the Canadian border. The park itself consists of 13 acres of preserved land for the conservatory and its botanical garden.

The conservatory, along with the neighboring Belle Isle Aquarium, was designed by renowned architect Albert Kahn and built in 1904  and was remodeled and renovated several times years after. In 1953 the structure was named in honor of Anna Scripps Whitcomb, who left her grand collection of 600 orchids[3] to Detroit, and made several generous donations afterwards. The building of the Belle Isle Conservatory itself possesses a strikingly impressive domed center reaching 85 feet in height, which houses the exotic palm trees and plant life from South America to the jungles of Southeast Asia

March 22, 2014 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment