(The Architects Building is a seven-story building built i...)
The Architects Building is a seven-story building built in 1924 by Thomas J. Thompson, a man involved with the hotel and restaurant trade. Thompson hired Richard H. Marr, a well-known Detroit architect, to design the building. Its original purpose was to provide space for all architectural professionals and trades in one building.
The youth studied architecture in Boston and entered the office of Thomas M. James for a period of supplementary training.
He entered the office of Thomas M. James for a period of supplementary training. Returning to his native city Mr. Marr found employment with the late George D. Mason with whom he was associated for a number of years, leaving in 1915 to open his own office. During his practice in Detroit he was architect of the Kiefer Land Company Building, R. L. Polk Building, and several apartment houses and private homes. In March of 1946, only a month before Mr. Marr’s death, his son Carl joined him in practice.
He had been a member of the Detroit Chapter, A. I. A. after 1921, belonged to the Michigan Society of Architects and a number of civic organizations.