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The Alabama Theater – cousin of the Grande – Video

In researching the Grande Ballroom Detroit’s Rock n Roll Palace I learned of the Architects Graven and Mayger and their involvement in Detroit architecture and two significant Southern movie palaces. Several years ago I had the opportunity to visit the … Continue reading

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Charles Agree – Residential Architect

“Grande Balroom architect Charles Agree also designed a few residential homes but only did so at the pleading of his best customers.” Here is an image that did not make the book of 18603 Wildemere in Detroit’s University district. This is an … Continue reading

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The Grande Ballroom as an instrument

Grande Architect Charles Agree used the latest techniques and leveraged great minds and artisans in his creative process. Learn about one such young engineer and his research that improved the way a hall SOUNDED.   For more.. get the book!

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Part II: Design for Function

  The Grande Ballroom’s architect of record was Charles N. Agree whose offices were on the 11th floor of The Book Tower- 1265 Washington Boulevard – Det. Mich.     “The Grande’s perfect acoustics were no accident.”       Click … Continue reading

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