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Detroit's Fisher mansion returns to former grace

Friday, September 24, 2010 4:00 PM | Michael Mowers (Administrator)

Greta Guest, Detroit Free Press, September 24, 2010 (Restoring Charles T. Fisher's Boston-Edison mansion.)

The house has 12 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms and a pub. It boasts a private chapel, marble ballroom and a private office that once connected Charles T. Fisher to the former General Motors headquarters in the New Center area. It even has a sitting area for the ladies' English porcelain powder room.

The 18,000-square-foot Fisher Mansion -- the largest in Detroit's historic Boston-Edison district -- is going though its first major renovation in 36 years as its new owner strives to preserve some of the city's rich automotive history.

The mansion was built by architect George Mason for Charles T. Fisher and his wife, Sarah Fisher.

Charles Fisher and his brother Fred and uncle Albert founded the Fisher Body Co. in 1908. By 1914, it had become the world's largest maker of auto bodies that included Cadillac, Ford and Studebaker.

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