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Charles T. Fisher Mansion to host the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit party

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) on Thursday evening will host a party at one of Detroit’s most popular historic mansions.

MOCAD’s Summer Arts Soirée will offer opportunities to tour the Charles T. Fisher Mansion in the historic Boston Edison district.

The home was built in 1922 for Charles and Sarah Fisher. Charles Fisher was an automotive pioneer who founded the Fisher Body Company with brother Fred Fisher. The English Tudor-style mansion’s 18,000 square feet are filled with ornate woodwork and historic details. Some of the home’s highlights include a solarium floored with custom Pewabic tiles, a hand-carved Italian marble fountain, a basement pub and vault (which once functioned as Prohibition-era liquor storage) and a custom-designed pipe organ.

Today, it’s owned by actor, author and entrepreneur Hill Harper, known for film and television roles including Dr. Marcus Andrews on ABC’s “The Good Doctor”.

Hill Harper, TV actor and homeowner, in the Charles T. Fisher Mansion in Detroit in 2018. His home had served as the Junior League of Detroit's 22nd Designers' Show House.

The fundraising gathering will also have Harper’s extensive art collection and food by Detroit chef Kate Williams, founder of Lady of the House and Karl’s. She was named one of America’s best new chefs by Food & Wine Magazine in 2018 and called “the poster child for Detroit’s rising food scene” by the Restaurant Hospitality Journal.

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