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Bloomfield Blossoms: p. 010-011
Smith, Kay, 1925-

Bloomfield Township Public Library

Architecture, Domestic -- Michigan -- Bloomfield Townshp

Yamasaki, Minoru, 1912-

Bloomfield Township (Mich.)

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part of 'Bloomfield Blossoms' by Kay Smith

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THE RISING, THE IMPORTANT, THE FAMOUS Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham run an entire gamut in terms of one-family residences. Pleasant little houses in quiet neighborhoods are very much in demand. Larger homes in thoughtfully developed subdivisions ring the boundaries, and in the center of the Township, in a long band stretching from Adams Road on the east to Inkster on the west live two groups of people whose homes and style of living are as important to them as are their achievements. One segment is the upward moving young exe~utive whose progress up the 'stepping stones' referred to in a 1960's article in Fortune magazine, from one community and one type of house to another, better one, parallels his progress from responsibility to responsibility in his corporation. The other is the group who've reached their goals and can afford not only the best land, the best architects and superb construction, but those elusive commodities the very great and the very rich cherish --privacy and anonimity. Both sets of people set high standards for themselves, reflected in their homes. Examples of the work of six world-famous architects and many good local ones are found in this center section. One of the six, Minoru Yamasaki, has recently built his own home in the Township.

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