Vanguard Theater. Mason, George D.--1856–1948
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Exterior view of the Vanguard Playhouse, now the Gem Theater, designed by architect George D. Mason it opened in 1927 and was originally called The Little Theater of Detroit. "On November 10, 1997, the Gem Theatre completed its five-block journey, breaking the 1986 Guinness Book world record as the heaviest building ever moved on wheels," from The Gem Theater's website.