October 26, 2019
Downtown Bay City Architecture
from the Museum Lobby
Tour #1: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tour #2: 3:00 - 4:00pm
**Rain or Shine**
$10/adults & $5/children under 12
Today, just like in Bay City’s past, we have a booming downtown.
Old buildings filled with charm dot the main roads of Washington, Madison, and Center Aves. Everything a successful “heart”
of a city needed could be found here: drug stores, markets, clothiers, restaurants, grocers, government offices, and entertainment
Local architects Pratt and Koeppe were famous for constructing most of the sites to be seen on this
tour and left behind an architectural legacy. Albert Kahn of Detroit (the Fisher Building, Cadillac Place, and the Belle Isle
Conservatory among others) even had a hand in some designs here.
Besides beauty and splendor, these buildings also hold stories that help shaped our city’s—and
country’s—history. Join Sam Fitzpatrick in a walking tour of Downtown Bay City to learn more about the grandeur
and importance of these structures.