The Detroit Zoo
This brilliant historic Pewabic tile installation can be found at the beloved Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Michigan.
If you’re planning a visit we encourage you to stop by the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery, home of the Butterfly Garden and Aviary. Look up and you will find Pewabic tile inset into the bricks just below the dome and covering the arch ceiling leading into the building.
The 1925 Pewabic day books show records of the recognizable peacock mosaic lunette, the tile barrel vault at the entrance to the Bird House, along with 58 one-foot square panels for the exterior of the building. This is just one more story uncovered during the digitization of our archival records!