Detroit Yacht Club Foundation Sets Annual Tours


DETROIT — The Detroit Yacht Club Foundation, a nonprofit supporting the preservation and restoration of the historic Detroit Yacht Club clubhouse and related educational opportunities, announced its public tour schedule for this year. 

The DYC Foundation conducts public and private tours of the DYC clubhouse for those interested in learning more about its features and heritage. In addition, the foundation can arrange more detailed tours especially for architectural or historical groups by special arrangement.

The schedule of dates for 2014 DYC Foundation-sponsored public tours are:

  • Tuesday, April 1
  • Tuesday, May 6
  • Tuesday, June 3
  • Tuesday, July 1
  • Wednesday, Sept. 3
  • Tuesday, Oct. 7

All tours are at 6:30 p.m.

Those interested in joining any of the public tours must please RSVP no later than two days prior to the tour date to the Detroit Yacht Club Foundation at either 313-757-5240 or in order to secure a space.  All tours are free of charge and begin just outside the main entrance to the clubhouse, under the awning.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the clubhouse stands as one of the Midwest’s finest examples of Mediterranean Revival, a style that proved enduringly popular during the early years of the 20th century. Inspired by the fantasy city-by-the-sea Venice, Italy, the clubhouse building features many of the motifs of Mediterranean architecture, including the reddish tile roof, the buff-colored exterior walls, the asymmetrical massing, and the general air of informal, even rambling, design that perfectly reflects the summertime world of a boating community.