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Caption: General view shows the modern soundproof ceiling, only discordant note in the design. The 14-foot pillars support the lions shown in the closeup shot. Three chairs remain behind bench, although only one judge presides.Courtroom Is Architectural GemBY JACK WOERPELFree Press Staff WriterSENTIMENTAL attachment of the late Federal Judge Arthur J. Tuttle for his courtroom int he old Federal Building has preserved a structure that cannot be replaced. Students of architecture from the University of Michigan often came to Detroit to see the "million-dollar courtroom" which graced the Federal Building of a half-century ago.The hand-carved marble and rosewood room still impresses those who enter it. Tuttle refused to allow the room to be junked when the old building was torn down in 1933 to make way for the present structure. It was dismantled and packed carefully in barrels and crates. Then it was set up in the new building.At right, general view shows the modern sound-proof ceiling, only discordant note in the design. Three chairs remain the bench, although only one judge presides. The room cost $750,000 originally. It could not be duplicated at any price.
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