National Register of Historic Places listings in Detroit, Michigan

National Register of Historic Places listings in Detroit, Michigan
Location of Detroit in Michigan

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Detroit, Michigan.

This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Latitude and longitude coordinates are provided for many National Register properties and districts; these locations may be seen together in Google Maps.[1]

There are 240 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the city proper, including eight National Historic Landmarks and one property straddling the border with River Rouge, Michigan. Nine additional properties and districts, including one National Historic Landmark, are located in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park. One property is located in the Detroit enclave of Hamtramck.

The properties and districts in these two Detroit enclaves, plus 63 others, are listed in this list of non-Detroit NRHP listings in Wayne County.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted November 10, 2011.[2]


History of Detroit


Augustus Woodward's plan for the city following 1805 fire.

Detroit, settled in 1701, is one of the oldest cities in the Midwest. It experienced a disastrous fire in 1805 which nearly destroyed the city, leaving little present-day evidence of old Detroit save a few east-side streets named for early French settlers, their ancestors, and some missionary pair trees. After the fire, Judge Augustus B. Woodward designed a plan of evenly spaced public parks with interconnecting semi-circular and diagonal streets. Although Woodward's plan was not fully implemented, the basic outline in still in place today in the heart of the city. Main thoroughfares radiate outward from the center of the city like spokes in a wheel, with Jefferson Avenue running parallel to the river, Woodward Avenue running perpendicular to it, and Gratiot, Michigan, and Grand River Avenues interspersed. A sixth main street, Fort, wanders downriver from the center of the city.

After Detroit rebuilt in the early 19th century, a thriving community soon sprang up, and by the Civil War, over 45,000 people were living in the city,[3] primarily spread along Jefferson Avenue to the east and Fort Street to the west. As in many major American cities, subsequent redevelopment of the central city through the next 150 years has eliminated all but a handful of the antebellum structures in Detroit. The oldest remaining structures are those built as private residences, including a group in the Corktown neighborhood and another set of houses strung along Jefferson Avenue — notably the Charles Trowbridge House (1826, the oldest known structure in the city), the Joseph Campau House (1835), the Sibley House (1848), the Beaubien House (1851), and the Moross House (1855). Other extant pre-1860 structures include Fort Wayne (1849); Saints Peter and Paul Church (1848) and Mariner's Church (1849); and scattered commercial buildings (one in Randolph Street Commercial Buildings Historic District, for example); Unfortunately, the demolition of historic structures continues into the present day: multiple structures listed on the Register, including the Alexander Chene House (1855), have been demolished in the last decade.

Rise of industry and commerce

As Detroit grew into a thriving hub of commerce and industry, the city spread along Jefferson, with multiple manufacturing firms taking advantage of the transportation resources afforded by the river and a parallel rail line. The shipyard that eventually became the Dry Dock Engine Works-Detroit Dry Dock Company Complex opened on the Detroit River at the foot of Orleans in 1852; Parke-Davis established a center between East Jefferson Avenue and the river in the 1870s; another pharmeceutical firm, the Frederick Stearns Company, built a plant in the same area in the 1890s. Globe Tobacco built a manufacturing facility closer to downtown in 1888.

The rise of manufacturing led to a new class of wealthy industrialists, entrepreneurs, and professionals. Some of these nouveau riche built along East Jefferson, resulting in structures such as the Thomas A. Parker House (1868), the Croul-Palms House (1881), the William H. Wells House (1889), the John N. Bagley House (1889), and the Frederick K. Stearns House (1902). However, Detroit began increasingly to turn away from the river, and other citizens pushed north of downtown, building houses along Woodward in what was at the time a quiet residential area. Many of these neighborhoods have disappeared under 20th-century commercialization of the Woodward corridor, but some Victorian structures remain, notably the Elisha Taylor House (1870) and the Hudson-Evans House (1872), both near the Woodward East Historic District; and the Col. Frank J. Hecker House (1888) and the Charles Lang Freer House (1887) in the East Ferry Avenue Historic District. Near the end of the century, apartment living became more acceptable for affluent middle-class families, and upscale apartments, such as the Coronado Apartments (1894), the Verona Apartments (1894), the Palms Apartments (1903), the Davenport Apartments (1905) in the Cass-Davenport Historic District, and the Garden Court Apartments (1915) were constructed to meet the new demand.

These well-to-do late-19th-century residents also funded the construction of a spate of churches, such as the Cass Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church (1883), the First Presbyterian Church (1889), the Trinity Episcopal Church (1890) (built by James E. Scripps), and the First Unitarian Church (1890).


Detroit has long been a city of immigrants, from the early French and English settlers in the 18th century, through the Irish who settled in the Corktown neighborhood in the 1840s, to the Greeks, who settled in the Greektown neighborhood in the early 20th century and the southern whites and African-Americans who came to Detroit in the years before the Great Depression. Detroit's industrial boom in the later 19th century created yet another stream of immigrants into Detroit. Perhaps the most significant contingents during this period were the German and Polish immigrants who settled in Detroit in the 1860-1890s. Germans came first, establishing German-speaking churches, primarily on the east side of the city, including Saint John's-St. Luke's Evangelical Church (1872), St. Joseph Catholic Church (1873), and Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (1875), as well as social clubs such as the Harmonie Club (1894) and west-side churches such as St. Boniface (1882) and Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church (1891). Close behind, a wave of Polish immigrants established east-side Roman Catholic parishes such as St. Albertus (1885), Sweetest Heart Of Mary (1893), St. Josaphat's (1901), St. Stanislaus (1911), and St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (1923). The Poles also settled on the west side, founding West Side Dom Polski (1916).

Birth of the automobile

At the turn of the 20th century, entrepreneurs in the Detroit area—notably Henry Ford--forged into production of the automobile, capitalizing on the already-existing machine tool and coach-building industry in the city. Early automotive production is recognizable by structures such as Ford's Piquette Plant (1904) (a National Historic Landmark), and multiple structures in the surrounding Piquette Avenue Industrial Historic District (including the now-destroyed E-M-F/Studebaker Plant, 1906) and the New Amsterdam Historic District (including the original Cadillac factory, 1905) and small factories such as the Crescent Brass and Pin Company Building (1905).

Automobile assembly and associated manufacturing soon dominated Detroit, and the newly minted automotive magnates built commercial and office buildings such as General Motors Building (1919), the General Motors Research Laboratory (1928), and the Fisher Building (1928).

Changes wrought by the automobile

The development of the automobile industry led to rising demands for labor, which were filled by huge numbers of newcomers from Europe and the American South. Between 1900 and 1930, the city's population soared from 265,000 to over 1.5 million, pushing the boundaries of the city outward. The population boom led to the construction of apartment buildings across the city, aimed at the middle-class auto worker. These include the Somerset Apartments (1922), the Garden Court Apartments (1915), and the Manchester Apartments (1915).

At the same time, new upscale neighborhoods farther from the center of the city sprang up, including Boston-Edison, Indian Village, and Palmer Woods. The wealthy moved into these more exclusive neighborhoods as the once-exclusive Woodward Avenue neighborhoods (such as the Warren-Prentis Historic District and the Willis-Selden Historic District) became mixed with apartments and commercial buildings. As the population spread outwards, new churches were constructed to serve the newly populated areas, notably the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament (1913), the Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church (1908), the Metropolitan United Methodist Church (1922), and the St. Theresa of Avila Roman Catholic Church (1919).

The rise of the automobile also required rethinking transportation within the city. The Chestnut Street-Grand Trunk Railroad bridge (1929) was a result of a grade separation that unsnarled train and automobile traffic. The Fort Street-Pleasant Street and Norfolk & Western Railroad Viaduct (1928) was a product of the same program, routing trucking trafficover the train traffic. And the West Jefferson Avenue – Rouge River Bridge (1922) allowed the Rouge River to be expanded for barge traffic.

Automobile wealth led to a boom in downtown Detroit business, and the construction of a collection of early-20th-century skyscrapers. The most notable of these is the Art Deco National Historic Landmark Guardian Building (1928), but numerous other significant office buildings such as the Vinton Building (1916), the Barlum Tower (1927), and the Lawyers Building (1922) were also constructed. The building boom was not confined to businesses. Shopping districts sprang up along Park Avenue, Broadway, and Woodward. Multiple hotels were constructed, including the Fort Shelby Hotel (1916), the Detroit-Leland Hotel (1927), the Royal Palm Hotel (1924), and many others. Extravagant movie theaters such as the Fox (1928) and the Palms (1925) were constructed. And public buildings, such as Orchestra Hall (1919), the Detroit Public Library (1921), and the Detroit Institute of Arts (1923).


During the early years of Detroit, the African-American population was relatively small. However, the Second Baptist Church (1857; rebuilt 1914) was founded with an African-American congregation in the 1830s; the church played an instrumental role in the Underground Railroad, due to Detroit's proximity to Canada. The auto boom of the 20th century changed the population, and in the years following World War I, the black population of Detroit soared. In 1910, fewer than 6000 blacks called the city home;[4] in 1917 more than 30,000 blacks lived in Detroit.[5] Significant African-American structures in Detroit are related to the struggle with segregation: Dunbar Hospital (founded 1914), the Ossian H. Sweet House (1925), and the Sugar Hill neighborhood. However, other structures, such as the Breitmeyer-Tobin Building (1905) are tributes to the slow integration in the latter half of the 20th century.


A number of notable architects worked in Detroit, including D. H. Burnham & Company; Donaldson and Meier; McKim, Mead, and White; Smith, Hinchman, and Grylls (and Wirt C. Rowland); and Minoru Yamasaki. However, Albert Kahn deserves special recognition for the scope and variety of his work in the city, and the number of Kahn-buildings buildings listed in the National Register. Kahn designed large industrial buildings such as the Highland Park Ford Plant (1908) in nearby Highland Park (a National Historic Landmark), Fisher Body Plant 21 (1921) in the Piquette Avenue Industrial Historic District, and his addition to the Frederick Stearns Building (1906).

Kahn's output extended to a range of building types, notably office buildings such as the General Motors Building (1919) and the Fisher Building (1928) — both National Historic Landmarks — as well as the Edwin S. George Building (1908), the Vinton Building (1916), the S. S. Kresge World Headquarters (1928), the Griswold Building (1929), and a string of banks and highrises in the Detroit Financial District. Kahn also designed private homes (the Bernard Ginsburg House, 1898; the Albert Kahn House, 1906; and homes in Boston-Edison, Rosedale Park, and Indian Village), apartment and hotel buildings (the Palms Apartments, 1903; the Addison Hotel in the Midtown Woodward Historic District, 1905, Garden Court Apartments, 1915; and 1001 Covington in the Palmer Park Apartment Building Historic District, 1925), churches (the 1903 Temple Beth-El; the 1923 Temple Beth-El; and additions on the First Congregational Church, 1921), and theatres (the National Theatre, 1911).


[6] Site name[7] Image Date listed Location Proximate Major Street[8] Summary
1 Alden Park Towers Alden Park Towers Detroit MI.jpg 01985-10-09 October 9, 1985 8100 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°21′5″N 82°59′40″W / 42.35139°N 82.99444°W / 42.35139; -82.99444 (Alden Park Towers)
Jefferson 08100
On Jefferson
The Alden Park Towers were built in 1922 south of Jefferson to take advantage of the natural beauty of the Detroit River. This structure is one of the few large apartment buildings constructed in Detroit.
2 Alger Theater Alger Theater Detroit.jpg 02005-07-22 July 22, 2005 16451 E. Warren Ave.
42°24′13″N 82°56′14″W / 42.40361°N 82.93722°W / 42.40361; -82.93722 (Alger Theater)
Jefferson 16451n
2 miles north
The Art Moderne Alger Theater is one of only two remaining intact and unchanged neighborhood theaters in the city of Detroit (the second being the Redford Theatre). The theater is owned by Friends of the Alger Theater, a non profit organization dedicated to refurbishing and reopening the theater.
3 Antietam Street-Grand Trunk Railroad Bridge AntietamStBridgeDemolished.jpg 02000-02-18 February 18, 2000 Antietam St. over the Grand Trunk Railroad 35ne
42°20′43″N 83°2′5″W / 42.34528°N 83.03472°W / 42.34528; -83.03472 (Antietam Street--Grand Trunk Railroad)
Gratiot 01900s
2 blocks south
The Antietam Street bridge (along with the nearby Chestnut Street bridge) was built in the late 1920s and early 1930s as part of Detroit's program to separate railroad and street grades. It runs over what was once the Grand Trunk Railroad, and is now the Dequindre Cut. The bridge was demolished due to structural deficiencies.
4 Architects Building Architects Building - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01995-05-04 May 4, 1995 415 Brainard St.
42°20′48″N 83°3′43″W / 42.34667°N 83.06194°W / 42.34667; -83.06194 (Architects Building)
Woodward 03700
1 block west
The Architects Building is a seven-story building built in 1924 and designed by Richard H. Marr, a well-known Detroit architect. Its original purpose was to provide space for all architectural professionals and trades in one building. In However, the Great Depression was hard on the building, and by 1940 the architects had moved out. The building currently serves as apartments for low-income residents.
5 Arden Park-East Boston Historic District Street scene in Arden Park-East Boston.jpg 01982-04-29 April 29, 1982 Arden Park and E. Boston Aves. between Woodward and Oakland Aves.
42°23′19″N 83°4′49″W / 42.38861°N 83.08028°W / 42.38861; -83.08028 (Arden Park-East Boston Historic District)
Woodward 09700e
East of Woodward
The Arden Park-East Boston Historic District was platted in the 1890s east of Woodward in what was then the far northern reaches of Detroit. The neighborhood was platted with large lots to attract wealthier residents of Detroit; some of the neighborhood's first residents included Frederick Fisher, John Dodge, and J.L. Hudson. The neighborhood, along with nearby Boston-Edison (also on the register) remained a premier address for residential living in Detroit.
6 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church.jpg 01991-08-05 August 5, 1991 13770 Gratiot Ave.
42°25′40″N 82°58′52″W / 42.42778°N 82.98111°W / 42.42778; -82.98111 (Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Complex)
Gratiot 13770
On Gratiot
This Roman Catholic parish was started in 1830 by German immigrnats. The church is known as the Assumption Grotto Church, due to the popularity of the grotto, completed in 1881, which was built as a replica of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France. The church complex includes the grotto, a 1929 church, a rectory, convent, and cemetery.
7 Bagley Memorial Fountain BagleyMemorialFountainDetroit.jpg 01971-11-05 November 5, 1971 Woodward and Monroe Aves.
42°19′55″N 83°2′48″W / 42.33194°N 83.04667°W / 42.33194; -83.04667 (Bagley Memorial Fountain)
Woodward 00800e
1/2 block east on Cadillac
The Bagley Memorial Fountain was designed in 1885 by Henry Hobson Richardson, using $5000 provision in John J. Bagley's for the construction of a drinking fountain for the people of Detroit, having "water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream." The fountain was moved to Cadillac Square Park in 2007.
8 John N. Bagley House Bagley House Detroit MI.jpg 01985-10-09 October 9, 1985 2921 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°20′27″N 83°1′3″W / 42.34083°N 83.0175°W / 42.34083; -83.0175 (Bagley, John N., House)
Jefferson 02921
On Jefferson
This two-and-one-half-story structure is still one of the finest of Detroit's Richardsonian Romanesque houses. Built of dark brick and brown stone, it has a massive gable roof and a conical-roofed tower with conical roof. The facade contains multiple surface and window treatment, including sculptutal elements by Julius Melchers around the entrance.
9 Barlum Tower BarlumTowerDetroit.jpg 02005-07-27 July 27, 2005 65 Cadillac Sq.
42°19′54.25″N 83°2′41.65″W / 42.3317361°N 83.0449028°W / 42.3317361; -83.0449028 (Barlum Tower)
Woodward 00800e
1/2 block east
Built in 1927 by John J. Barlum, the Barlum Tower was the first building outside of Chicago or New York to have 40 floors. The tower was part of an effort by Barlum (along with the nearby Lawyers Building, also on the Register) to rebuild Cadillac Square. The building is currently known as the Cadillac Tower.
10 Belcrest Hotel BelcrestDetroit.jpg 01984-05-31 May 31, 1984 5440 Cass Ave.
42°21′36″N 83°4′7″W / 42.36°N 83.06861°W / 42.36; -83.06861 (Belcrest Hotel)
Woodward 05440w
1 block west
The Belcrest Apartment Hotel was built in 1926 as a residential hotel, catering to wealthy tenants. The building exemplified what was, at the time, a novel style of living arrangement: an apartment building that offered amenities normally associated with an hotel, such as daily maid service and a restaurant on the premises.
11 Belle Isle Belle Isle casino and fountain - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01974-02-25 February 25, 1974 Detroit River
42°20′32″N 82°58′46″W / 42.34222°N 82.97944°W / 42.34222; -82.97944 (Belle Isle)
Jefferson 07200s
Over bridge to south
Belle Isle is a 982-acre (3.97 km2) island park in the Detroit River, home to the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, the Detroit Yacht Club, the Detroit Boat Club, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, a Coast Guard post, and a municipal golf course. It is the largest island park in the United States.
12 Boston-Edison Historic District Street scape in Boston-Edison.jpg 01975-09-05 September 5, 1975 Roughly bounded by Edison St., Woodward and Linwood Aves. and Glynn Ct.
42°22′54″N 83°5′50″W / 42.38167°N 83.09722°W / 42.38167; -83.09722 (Boston-Edison Historic District)
Woodward 09400w
West of Woodward
The Boston-Edison Historic District is a historic neighborhood consisting of over 900 homes. Historically significant residents include Henry Ford, James Couzens, Horace Rackham, Peter E. Martin, C. Harold Wills, Clarence W. Avery, Sebastian S. Kresge, and Clarence Burton. It is one of the largest residential historic district in the nation.
13 William C. Boydell House WilliamCBoydellHouse.jpg 01982-03-19 March 19, 1982 4614 Cass Ave
42°21′13″N 83°3′53″W / 42.35361°N 83.06472°W / 42.35361; -83.06472 (Boydell, William C., House)
Woodward 04614w
1 block west
The William C. Boydell House is a double house, built in 1895 to resemble a large single-family residence.
14 Breitmeyer-Tobin Building Breitmeyer-Tobin Building.jpg 01980-03-10 March 10, 1980 1308 Broadway St.
42°20′6″N 83°2′45″W / 42.335°N 83.04583°W / 42.335; -83.04583 (Breitmeyer-Tobin Building)
Gratiot 00300
On Gratiot
The Breitmeyer-Tobin Building, now known as the Harmonie Centre is an eight-story commercial building built in 1905 for John Breitmeyer Sons, Florists, who were at the time the leading florists in Detroit. In 1944, Benjamin Tobin acquired the building and marketed the office space to black professionals. Notable African-American firms had offices in the building, including the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters; the law firm of Loomis, Jones, Piper and Colden; attorney Harold Bledsoe; optometrists William H. and Lloyd Lawson; and future judges Damon Keith and Hobart Taylor Jr.
15 Broadway Avenue Historic District Broadway Avenue Historic District.jpg 02004-07-01 July 1, 2004 Broadway between Gratiot and Grand River Boulevard
42°20′6″N 83°2′46″W / 42.335°N 83.04611°W / 42.335; -83.04611 (Broadway Avenue Historic District)
Gratiot 00300
North of Gratiot
The Broadway Avenue Historic District is located along a single block of Broadway Avenue, and contains eleven commercial buildings built between 1896 and 1926. The area was developed in the late 19th century as a commercial area catering to the women's trade, and included businesses such as hairdressers, florists, corset makers, and fashionable clothiers. Three buildings in the district — the Cary Building, Breitmeyer-Tobin Building, and the Merchants Building — are individually listed on the NHRP.
16 Joseph Campau House Campeau House Detroit MI.jpg 01985-10-09 October 9, 1985 2910 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°20′23″N 83°1′7″W / 42.33972°N 83.01861°W / 42.33972; -83.01861 (Campau, Joseph, House)
Jefferson 02910
On Jefferson
The Joseph Campau House, built on land that was originally part of the Joseph Campau farm, is one of the oldest residences in Detroit. The house is a simply constructed two-story house with a symmetrical three-bay facade.
17 Capitol Park Historic District Capitol Park Detroit MI.jpg 01999-03-18 March 18, 1999 Roughly bounded by Grand River Ave., Woodward Ave., Michigan Ave., and Washington Boulevard
42°19′58″N 83°2′58″W / 42.33278°N 83.04944°W / 42.33278; -83.04944 (Capitol Park Historic District)
Woodward 01000
West of Woodward
Capitol Park itself is a triangular plot of land (now a public park) bounded by Shelby Street, Griswold Street, and State Street. A courthouse was built in Capitol Park in 1823-28; when Michigan became a state in 1837, the building served as the state capitol. The Historic District includes the park and seventeen surrounding buildings for a block in each direction, including the Farwell Building, the Griswold Building, the David Stott Building, and the Industrial-Stevens Apartments.
18 Cary Building Cary Building Detroit MI 2.jpg 01983-11-25 November 25, 1983 229 Gratiot Ave.
42°20′8″N 83°2′49″W / 42.33556°N 83.04694°W / 42.33556; -83.04694 (Cary Building)
Gratiot 00229
On Gratiot
The construction of the Cary Building in 1905 began a transformation of Broadway (then called Miami Avenue) from an upper-class residential area into a fashionable commercial district.
19 Cass Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church Cass Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01982-12-10 December 10, 1982 3901 Cass Ave.
42°20′53″N 83°3′47″W / 42.34806°N 83.06306°W / 42.34806; -83.06306 (Cass Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church)
Woodward 03901w
1 block west
The original portion of this Richardson Romanesque church was designed in 1883 by Mason and Rice; the main portion was designed in 1891 by Malcomson and Higginbotham.
20 Cass Motor Sales CassMotorSales.jpg 01986-04-29 April 29, 1986 5800 Cass Ave.
42°21′16″N 83°4′12″W / 42.35444°N 83.07°W / 42.35444; -83.07 (Cass Motor Sales)
Woodward 05800w
1 block west
The Cass Motor Sales building typifies Art Deco architecture as applied to commercial buildings; it was designed and built in 1928 as a Marmon Motor Company showroom, dealership, and service center.
21 Cass Park Historic District CassParkDetroit.jpg 02005-02-02 February 2, 2005 Temple, Ledyard, and 2nd at Cass Park
42°20′28″N 83°3′35″W / 42.34111°N 83.05972°W / 42.34111; -83.05972 (Cass Park Historic District)
Woodward 02700w
3 blocks west
This historic district surrounds Cass Park itself, and contains over 20 buildings including apartments, a hotel, the Detroit Masonic Temple, the S. S. Kresge World Headquarters, and Cass Technical High School.
22 Lewis Cass Technical High School CassTechOld.jpg 02011-03-29 March 29, 2011 2421 Second Ave.
42°20′15″N 83°3′36″W / 42.3375°N 83.06°W / 42.3375; -83.06 (Cass, Lewis, Technical High School)
Grand River 02421e
2 blocks east
Cass Tech was built in 1922 with Malcolmson and Higginbotham working as the design architects and Albert Kahn's firm as construction architects. The school was Detroit's first technical high school and for years the only magnet school in the city. The building was in use until 2005, when a new Cass Tech High School was built. The school was submitted to the NRHP as part of the Public Schools of Detroit MPS. The building was demolished in July 2011.[9]
23 Cass-Davenport Historic District Cass-Davenport Historic District - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01997-09-22 September 22, 1997 Roughly bounded Cass Ave., Davenport, and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
42°20′46″N 83°3′40″W / 42.34611°N 83.06111°W / 42.34611; -83.06111 (Cass--Davenport Historic District)
Woodward 03600w
1/2 block west
The Cass-Davenport Historic District includes four apartment buildings near the corner of Cass Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Two are typical of the small scale, luxurious apartment buildings built in Detroit near the turn of the century and two are typical of the large scale, high density apartment buildings constructed between 1915 and 1930.
24 Cathedral Church of St. Paul Complex Cathedral Church of Saint Paul.jpg 01982-08-03 August 3, 1982 4800 Woodward Ave.
42°21′22″N 83°3′50″W / 42.35611°N 83.06389°W / 42.35611; -83.06389 (Cathedral Church of St. Paul Complex)
Woodward 04800
On Woodward
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul is the cathedral church of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. It was designed by renowned church architect Ralph Adams Cram, and remains unfinished, the bell tower having never been completed. The church is built entirely of limestone, using Medieval construction techniques, with no supporting steel superstructure.
25 Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Detroit, MI.jpg 01982-08-03 August 3, 1982 9844-9854 Woodward Ave.
42°23′18″N 83°5′6″W / 42.38833°N 83.085°W / 42.38833; -83.085 (Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament)
Woodward 09844
On Woodward
The Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament is the home of the Archdiocese of Detroit since its inception in 1938. Construction of the church started in 1913, but proceeded rather slowly. The interior was finished in 1930, and the exterior was not finished until 1951 with the construction of the towers.
26 Central United Methodist Church Central United Methodist Church - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01982-08-03 August 3, 1982 Woodward Ave. at E. Adams St.
42°20′15″N 83°3′3″W / 42.3375°N 83.05083°W / 42.3375; -83.05083 (Central United Methodist Church)
Woodward 02000
On Woodward
The Central United Methodist Church was first organized in 1802, and was the first organized Protestant congregation in what was then the Michigan Territory. The cornerstone of Central Church's current sanctuary was laid on July 3, 1867.
27 Central Woodward Christian Church Central Woodward Christian Church.jpg 01982-08-03 August 3, 1982 9000 Woodward Ave.
42°22′54″N 83°4′50″W / 42.38167°N 83.08056°W / 42.38167; -83.08056 (Central Woodward Christian Church)
Woodward 09000
On Woodward
This church was built by the Disciples of Christ in Detroit, in the mid-1920s as their second church in Detroit. In the 1970s, the congregation migrated into the suburbs, and the church was sold to the Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church.
28 Century Building and Little Theatre Gem Theatre - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01985-05-09 May 9, 1985 333 Madison
42°20′15″N 83°2′47″W / 42.3375°N 83.04639°W / 42.3375; -83.04639 (Century Building and Little Theatre)
Gratiot 00400n
2 blocks north
In 1902, the Twentieth Century Club built a Mission-style building to house their club. In 1928, a Spanish Revival-style addition was built and leased to the Little Theater chain. The Twentieth Century Club disbanded in the depths of the Great Depression, and the building went through numerous owners and name changes. In 1997, the buildings, now known as the Gem Theatre, were moved five blocks to make way for the construction of Comerica Park. At a distance of 563 meters (1,850 ft) it is the furthest known relocation of a sizable building.
29 Chapel of St. Theresa-the Little Flower Chapel of St Theresa St Patrick Church - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01997-09-22 September 22, 1997 46 Parsons
42°20′54″N 83°3′36″W / 42.34833°N 83.06°W / 42.34833; -83.06 (Chapel of St. Theresa--the Little Flower)
Woodward 03700w
1/2 block west
The Irish St. Patrick Parish in Detroit was begun in 1862, and built a large church on Woodward Avenue. In 1892, they built the Sts. Peter and Paul Academy on Parsons. As traffic in the streets increased, the parish built this chapel next door to the school to eliminate the trekby school children to the main church. As the years passed, more parish activities were held in the chapel. The old St. Patrick burned in 1992, and the chapel was rechristened St. Patrick Church.
30 Alexander Chapoton House AlexanderChapotonHouseDetroit.jpg 01980-03-10 March 10, 1980 511 Beaubien St.
42°19′55″N 83°2′27″W / 42.33194°N 83.04083°W / 42.33194; -83.04083 (Chapoton, Alexander, House)
Jefferson 00500n
5 blocks north
This home is a Queen Anne style row house, one of the last remaining examples in the city. It was built by Alexander Chapoton, a descendant of one of the oldest families in Detroit.
31 Chateau Frontenac Apartments Chateau Frontenac Apartments Detroit DEMOLISHED.jpg 01991-02-28 February 28, 1991 10410 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°21′47″N 82°58′43″W / 42.36306°N 82.97861°W / 42.36306; -82.97861 (Chateau Frontenac Apartments)
Jefferson 10410
On Jefferson
The Chateau Frontenac was an eight-story apartment building constructed from buff brick, with off-white terra cotta details and a hipped roof of green Spanish tile. It has been demolished.
32 Chatsworth Apartments ChatsworthApartments.jpg 01986-05-01 May 1, 1986 630 Merrick
42°21′27″N 83°4′16″W / 42.3575°N 83.07111°W / 42.3575; -83.07111 (Chatsworth Apartments)
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3 blocks west (WSU campus)
The Chatsworth Apartments is a nine-story, apartment building, built in 1927 of reinforced concrete with tan-colored brick and tile. It includes an underground parking garage with a sixty-five car capacity - an uncommon feature at the time.
33 Alexander Chene House Chene House Detroit MI DEMOLISHED.jpg 01985-10-09 October 9, 1985 2681 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°20′21″N 83°1′17″W / 42.33917°N 83.02139°W / 42.33917; -83.02139 (Chene, Alexander, House)
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On Jefferson
The Chene House was one of the few examples of Federal architecture in Detroit. It was built in 1850 by Alexander Chene on land which had been granted to the Chene family by Louis XIV of France in 1707. The home was demolished in April 1991; an IHOP was built in its place.
34 Chestnut Street-Grand Trunk Railroad Bridge ChestnutStBridge.jpg 02000-02-18 February 18, 2000 Chestnut St. over Grand Trunk Railroad
42°20′41″N 83°2′3″W / 42.34472°N 83.03417°W / 42.34472; -83.03417 (Chestnut Street--Grand Trunk Railroad)
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3 blocks south
The Chestnut Street bridge (along with the nearby Antietam Street bridge) was built in the late 1920s/early 1930s as part of Detroit's program to separate railroad and street grades. It runs over what was once the Grand Trunk Railroad, and is now the Dequindre Cut.
35 Christ Church, Detroit Christ Church, Detroit MI.jpg 01971-03-11 March 11, 1971 960 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°19′57″N 83°2′5″W / 42.3325°N 83.03472°W / 42.3325; -83.03472 (Christ Church, Detroit)
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On Jefferson
This Episcopalian church, constructed in 1863, is the oldest Protestant church in Michigan which is still located on its original site. The church is built in an American Gothic style, using limestone and sandstone; a massive belfry with a squared-off Germanic roof dominates the front facade. All interior woodwork, save the roof, is made from local butternut. There are two Tiffany windows in the church, with more windows designed by other famous glass companies.
36 COLUMBIA (steamer) Steamer Columbia - Detroit MI - 1905.jpg 01979-11-02 November 2, 1979 661 Civic Center Dr.
42°19′35″N 83°2′38″W / 42.32639°N 83.04389°W / 42.32639; -83.04389 (COLUMBIA (steamer))
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3 blocks south
The Columbia is one of two remaining turn-of-the-century excursion steamships in existence, the second being her running mate, and sister ship the Ste. Claire (also on the register).
37 Corktown Historic District Detroit Corktown.jpg 01978-07-31 July 31, 1978 Roughly bounded by Lodge Freeway, Porter, Trumbull, Bagley, Rosa Parks Boulevard, and Michigan Ave.
42°19′46″N 83°4′27″W / 42.32944°N 83.07417°W / 42.32944; -83.07417 (Corktown Historic District)
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South of Michigan
Corktown is the oldest surviving neighborhood in Detroit, dating to the 1850s. The name comes from the Irish immigrants who settled there; they were predominantly from County Cork. The neighborhood is primarily residential, but the district does include some commercial buildings, mostly along Michigan Avenue.
38 Coronado Apartments Coronado Apartments - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01982-04-22 April 22, 1982 3751-73 Second Ave.
42°20′49″N 83°3′52″W / 42.34694°N 83.06444°W / 42.34694; -83.06444 (Coronado Apartments)
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2 blocks west
The Coronado Apartments are a four-story Romanesque building, built in 1894 as one of the first apartments buildings in Detroit targeting affluent middle class tenants at a time when apartment living was just becoming socially acceptable. The Coronado remained a fashionable address until the 1930s, when declining demand for large apartments led the Coronados owners to divide the formerly spacious apartments in two.
39 Crescent Brass and Pin Company Building Crescent Brass and Pin Company Building - Detroit Michigan.jpg 02003-03-03 March 3, 2003 5766 Trumbull Ave.
42°21′32″N 83°4′56″W / 42.35889°N 83.08222°W / 42.35889; -83.08222 (Crescent Brass and Pin Company Building)
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6 blocks west
This building was originally constructed in 1905 for a firm that made radiator chaplets, and was enlarged in several stages in 1916, 1917, 1924, and the early 1950s. The company ceased operations in Detoit in the 1980s. The building has been refurbished into lofts, and is now known as the Research Lofts on Trumbull.
40 Croul-Palms House Croul-Palms House Detroit MI 2.jpg 01983-12-20 December 20, 1983 1394 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°20′1″N 83°1′55″W / 42.33361°N 83.03194°W / 42.33361; -83.03194 (Croul-Palms House)
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On Jefferson
The Croul-Palms House is a is named after its first two owners, Jerome Croul and Francis Palms. The house is an excellent example of Queen Anne architecture.
41 Cultural Center Historic District DetroitInstituteoftheArts2010A.jpg 01983-11-21 November 21, 1983 5200, 5201 Woodward Ave., and 100 Farnsworth Ave.
42°21′31″N 83°3′57″W / 42.35861°N 83.06583°W / 42.35861; -83.06583 (Cultural Center Historic District)
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On Woodward
The Cultural Center Historic DIstrict includes three buildings along Woodward Avenue: the Detroit Public Library, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Horace H. Rackham Education Memorial Building.
42 Edwin Denby High School Denby High School Detroit MI.jpg 02005-02-02 February 2, 2005 12800 Kelly Rd.
42°25′33″N 82°57′26″W / 42.42583°N 82.95722°W / 42.42583; -82.95722 (Denby, Edwin, High School)
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10 blocks east
Denby High School is a named after Edwin C. Denby, an attorney, former Michigan legislator and Secretary of the Navy during the administration of Warren G. Harding. The Art Deco building features nautical themes.
43 Detroit Club DetroitClub.jpg 02005-02-02 February 2, 2005 712 Cass Ave.
42°19′47″N 83°3′3″W / 42.32972°N 83.05083°W / 42.32972; -83.05083 (Detroit Club)
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On Fort
The Detroit Club is a four-story brick and stone Romanesque Revival building constructed in 1891. It is the third home of the club, which formed in 1882 as a place where local businessmen could meet and mingle. Early club members included Russell A. Alger, ex-governor of Michigan, Hugh McMillan, founder of the Michigan Telephone Company, and real estate magnate James B. Book.
44 Detroit Cornice and Slate Company Building Detroit Cornice and Slate Company Building.jpg 01974-12-16 December 16, 1974 733 St. Antoine St. at E. Lafayette St.
42°20′4″N 83°2′26″W / 42.33444°N 83.04056°W / 42.33444; -83.04056 (Detroit Cornice and Slate Company Building)
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3 blocks north
Built in 1897, architect Harry J. Rill designed this building in Beaux-Arts style. The ornamental facade is constructed from ralvanized steel; many of the decorative and sculptural elements were crafted by the Detroit Cornice and Slate Company itself.
45 Detroit Edison Company Willis Avenue Station Willis Avenue Station.jpg 01997-09-22 September 22, 1997 50 W. Willis
42°21′6″N 83°3′43″W / 42.35167°N 83.06194°W / 42.35167; -83.06194 (Detroit Edison Company Willis Avenue Station)
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1/2 block west
The Willis Avenue station was the first steam power substation used by Detroit Edison for the production of steam heat. Three other plants serve the central heating district of Detroit.
46 Detroit Financial District DavidStottsitsamongDetroittowers.jpg 02009-12-14 December 14, 2009 Bounded by Woodward and Jefferson and Lafayette and Washington Boulevard
42°19′46.36″N 83°2′50.43″W / 42.3295444°N 83.0473417°W / 42.3295444; -83.0473417 (Detroit Financial District)
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West of Woodward
This historic area was the financial heart of Detroit from the 1850s through the 1970s. The area encompasses some of the largest and more ornate skyscrapers in Detroit (including the Guardian Building, the Penobscot Building, and One Woodward Avenue), reflecting two waves of large-scale redevelopment: the first in 1900-1930 and the second in the 1950s and early 1960s.
47 Detroit Masonic Temple Detroit Masonic Temple - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01980-11-28 November 28, 1980 500 Temple Ave.
42°20′30″N 83°3′37″W / 42.34167°N 83.06028°W / 42.34167; -83.06028 (Detroit Masonic Temple)
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3 blocks west
The 14-story Detroit Temple is the largest Masonic Temple in the world, boasting a 4,404-seat theater, a 1,586-seat Scottish Rite Cathedral, a 17,500-square-foot (1,630 m2) drill hall, and two ballrooms—one of which measures 17,264 square feet (1,603.9 m2) and holds up to 1,000. It was constructed in 1922.
48 Detroit Naval Armory Detroit Naval Armory.jpg 01994-07-01 July 1, 1994 7600 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°20′55″N 82°59′51″W / 42.34861°N 82.9975°W / 42.34861; -82.9975 (Detroit Naval Armory)
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On Jefferson
The Detroit Naval Armory, also known as the R. Thornton Brodhead Armory, was constructed as a training facility for the Michigan "naval militias," the forerunner of present-day Navy and Marine Corps Reserve units. During the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration funded numerous artistic additions to the armory; this collection of WPA art is the largest collection of federally funded Depression-era artwork of any building in the state.
49 Detroit Yacht Club Detroit Yacht Club Belle Isle.jpg 02011-05-25 May 25, 2011 1 Riverbank Rd., Belle Isle
42°20′56″N 82°58′25″W / 42.34889°N 82.97361°W / 42.34889; -82.97361 (Detroit Yacht Club)
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Over bridge to Belle Isle
The Detroit Yacht Club is the largest yacht club in the United States. Its clubhouse was designed by architect George Mason in a Mediterranean Revival style.
50 Detroit-Columbia Central Office Building Michigan Bell Telephone Exchange - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01997-09-22 September 22, 1997 52 Selden
42°20′58″N 83°3′38″W / 42.34944°N 83.06056°W / 42.34944; -83.06056 (Detroit--Columbia Central Office Building)
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1/2 block west
This Art Deco building was built in the 1920s as a "dial system" office building for Michigan Bell. It is still owned by AT&T, the successor the Michigan Bell, and is known as the Michigan Bell Telephone Exchange.
51 Detroit-Leland Hotel TheLelandDetroit.JPG 02005-07-20 July 20, 2005 400 Bagley Ave.
42°20′1.28″N 83°3′15.34″W / 42.3336889°N 83.0542611°W / 42.3336889; -83.0542611 (Detroit-Leland Hotel)
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1 block south
The Detroit-Leland Hotel (named for Cadillac founder Henry M. Leland) opened its doors in 1927. It boasted 800 air-conditioned hotel rooms, along with a dining room, coffee shop, ball room, and 11 stores at street level.
52 Dry Dock Engine Works-Detroit Dry Dock Company Complex Detroit Dry Dock Complex 2009.jpg 02009-09-03 September 3, 2009 1801–1803 and 1900 Atwater St.
42°19′59″N 83°1′37″W / 42.33306°N 83.02694°W / 42.33306; -83.02694 (Dry Dock Engine Works-Detroit Dry Dock Company Complex)
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3 blocks south
The complex includes a cluster of six buildings (also known as the Globe Trading Company Building) and a dry dock along the river; these structures are the remnants of a once-thriving maritime construction trade. The machine shop is significant as an early industrial building with structural steel frame and curtain walls.
53 Dunbar Hospital Dunbar Hospital - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01979-06-19 June 19, 1979 580 Frederick St.
42°21′42″N 83°3′32″W / 42.36167°N 83.05889°W / 42.36167; -83.05889 (Dunbar Hospital)
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4 blocks east
Dunbar Hospital (nomed for poet Paul Laurence Dunbar) was the first hospital in Detroit for the black community. The building was built in 1892 as a private residence; it was converted to a hospital in 1918 by Dr. James W. Ames and the Allied Medical Society. It is now the Detroit Medical Society Headquarters.
54 East Ferry Avenue Historic District East Ferry Avenue Historic District 1 - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01980-03-10 March 10, 1980 E. Ferry Ave.
42°21′42″N 83°3′56″W / 42.36167°N 83.06556°W / 42.36167; -83.06556 (East Ferry Avenue Historic District)
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East of Woodward
In the mid-1880s, D. M. Ferry platted his seed farm near Woodward into residential lots. East Ferry Avenue was quickly settled by prosperous middle and upper middle class Detroit residents. Although Woodward Avenue has since been redeveloped into primarily commercial property, the mansions and upscale housing on East Ferry survives. The district includes the separately designated Col. Frank J. Hecker House and the Charles Lang Freer House.
55 East Grand Boulevard Historic District East Grand Boulevard Historic District Detroit MI 3.jpg 01999-11-30 November 30, 1999 E. Grand Boulevard, between E. Jefferson Ave. and Mack Ave.
42°21′12″N 83°0′22″W / 42.35333°N 83.00611°W / 42.35333; -83.00611 (East Grand Boulevard Historic District)
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North of Jefferson
The East Grand Boulevard Historic District includes a few moderate-sized apartment buildings and numerous large homes constructed primarily between 1900 and 1925. The apartment buildings in the district include the El Tovar Apartments, Saint Paul Manor Apartments, and the Kingston Arms Apartments.
56 Eastern Market Historic District Eastern Market Detroit MI Shed 2 facade.jpg 01978-11-29 November 29, 1978 Bounded by Gratiot Ave., Riopelle, Rivard, and Division Sts.; also roughly bounded by Gratiot Ave., Riopelle St., Wilkins St., the Grand Trunk Railroad line, and Division St.
42°20′44″N 83°2′22″W / 42.34556°N 83.03944°W / 42.34556; -83.03944 (Eastern Market Historic District)
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North of Gratiot
Eastern market, established in the 1850s, is the largest historic public market district in the United States. The district houses food wholesaling and processing businesses as well as public market sheds. The second set of boundaries represents an increase added on 2007-02-01.
57 Eastside Historic Cemetery District Mount Elliott Cemetary.jpg 01982-12-02 December 2, 1982 Bounded by Elmwood and Mt. Elliot Aves., Lafayette and Waterloo Sts.
42°20′59″N 83°1′5″W / 42.34972°N 83.01806°W / 42.34972; -83.01806 (Eastside Historic Cemetery District)
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1 block north
The Eastside Historic Cemetery District consists of three separate cemeteries: Mount Elliott Cemetery (Catholic, established 1841), Elmwood Cemetery (Protestant, established 1846), and the Lafayette Street Cemetery (Jewish, established 1850), spreading over 150 acres (0.61 km2) in total. The cemeteries are notable for the monuments, landscaping, and notable individuals interred there.
58 Eddystone Hotel EddystoneHotelDetroit.jpg 02006-07-12 July 12, 2006 100-118 Sproat St.
42°20′30″N 83°3′25″W / 42.34167°N 83.05694°W / 42.34167; -83.05694 (Eddystone Hotel)
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1 block west
The Eddystone is one of three hotels located on Park Avenue and designed by Louis Kamper for Lew Tuller; the other two are the Royal Palm Hotel at 2305 Park Avenue and the Park Avenue Hotel at 2643 Park Avenue (across Sproat from the Eddystone).
59 Eighth Precinct Police Station Eighth Precinct Police Station Detroit.jpg 01974-12-31 December 31, 1974 4150 Grand River
42°20′44″N 83°4′50″W / 42.34556°N 83.08056°W / 42.34556; -83.08056 (Eighth Precinct Police Station)
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On Grand River
The Eighth Precinct Police Station is the second-oldest police building in Detroit. The station is made up of two, two-story structures with a single-story arcade between. The main building was used as office space while the other building was used as a garage. The building currently houses Phoenix Group Consultants.
60 El Tovar Apartments El Tovar Apartments Detroit MI.jpg 01991-02-28 February 28, 1991 320 E. Grand Boulevard
42°21′12″N 83°0′20″W / 42.35333°N 83.00556°W / 42.35333; -83.00556 (El Tovar Apartments)
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2 blocks north
The 73-apartment El Tovar Apartment building is an excellent example of Spanish Moorish/Art Deco style. It is located within the East Grand Boulevard Historic District.
61 Elwood Bar Elwood Bar - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01985-05-15 May 15, 1985 300 Adams
42°20′18.5″N 83°2′49″W / 42.338472°N 83.04694°W / 42.338472; -83.04694 (Elwood Bar)
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3 blocks east
The Elwood Bar was built in 1936 at 2100 Woodward Avenue (on the corner of Woodward and Elizabeth); it has since been moved to 300 Adams. Designed by Charles Noble, the building is an excellent Detroit example of Art Moderne Style, with two facades covered with cream and blue enameled steel. It is now known as the Elwood Bar and Grill.
62 Engine House No. 11 Engine House 11 Detroit.jpg 01978-01-09 January 9, 1978 2737 Gratiot Ave.
42°21′16″N 83°1′53″W / 42.35444°N 83.03139°W / 42.35444; -83.03139 (Engine House No. 11)
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On Gratiot
Engine House No. 11 is the oldest remaining fire house in the city of Detroit. It was organized in 1884 with horse-drawn equipment, and converted to motorized equipment in 1911. The building was used as a fire house until 1972.
63 Engine House No. 18 Engine House No 18 Detroit MI.jpg 01995-11-29 November 29, 1995 3812 Mt. Elliott Ave.
42°21′47″N 83°1′21″W / 42.36306°N 83.0225°W / 42.36306; -83.0225 (Engine House No. 18)
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1 block south
Engine House No. 18 is the third oldest existing (and the oldest operating) fire station in Detroit. It was built in 1892 with two first-floor engine bays.
64 Farwell Building FarwellBuildingDetroit.jpg 01976-04-30 April 30, 1976 1249 Griswold St.
42°20′0″N 83°3′0″W / 42.333333°N 83.05°W / 42.333333; -83.05 (Farwell Building)
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1 block west
The Farwell Building is named for the estate of Jesse H. and Emmer J. Farwell. The building was completed in 1915 from plans made by architect Harrie W. Bonnah. There is iron grillwork is on the entrance transom, and the interior features a Tiffany mosaic ceiling, brass elevator doors,[3] and marble walls.
65 Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Detroit Branch Building FederalReserveBankDetroit.jpg 02008-01-29 January 29, 2008 160 W. Fort St.
42°19′51″N 83°2′56″W / 42.33083°N 83.04889°W / 42.33083; -83.04889 (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Detroit Branch Building)
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On Fort
This building was constructed in 1927 in a Classical Revival style. In 1951, an eight-story Modern glass-and-marble annex, designed by Minoru Yamasaki, was added to the building.
66 First Baptist Church of Detroit First Baptist Church of Detroit.jpg 01982-08-03 August 3, 1982 8601 Woodward Ave.
42°22′44″N 83°4′47″W / 42.37889°N 83.07972°W / 42.37889; -83.07972 (First Baptist Church of Detroit)
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On Woodward
The First Baptist Church congregation was founded in 1827. This building was constructed in 1910 as congregants moved out of the downtown area. In 1957, with the congregation again on the move, First Baptist sold the building to the Peoples Community Church, who remain in the building.
67 First Congregational Church First Congregational Church (Detroit, Michigan).jpg 01979-06-04 June 4, 1979 33 E. Forest St.
42°21′19″N 83°3′46″W / 42.35528°N 83.06278°W / 42.35528; -83.06278 (First Congregational Church)
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On Woodward
The First Congregational Church was built in 1891; an addition to the church, known as the Angel's Wing, was constructed in 1921 by Albert Kahn. The church is topped by an 8-foot (2.4 m) copper figure of the Archangel Uriel.
68 First Presbyterian Church First Presbyterian Church 1906 - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01979-12-19 December 19, 1979 2930 Woodward Ave.
42°20′39″N 83°3′19″W / 42.34417°N 83.05528°W / 42.34417; -83.05528 (First Presbyterian Church)
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On Woodward
George D. Mason modeled the First Presbyterian Church after Henry Hobson Richardson's Trinity Church in Boston. The church is made from rough-cut red sandstone, with the floorplan in the shape of a Greek cross. It is currently used as the Ecumenical Theological Seminary.
69 First Unitarian Church of Detroit First Unitarian Church Detroit1906.jpg 01982-08-03 August 3, 1982 2870 Woodward Ave.
42°20′38″N 83°3′19″W / 42.34389°N 83.05528°W / 42.34389; -83.05528 (First Unitarian Church of Detroit)
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On Woodward
The First Unitarian Church of Detroit is a Romanesque Revival-style church built of red sandstone; although somewhat remodelled during the 1936 widening of Woodward, it remains substantially as built.
70 Fisher and New Center Buildings KahnFisherBuildingsDetroit.jpg 01980-10-14 October 14, 1980 7430 2nd Ave. and 3011 W. Grand Boulevard
42°22′11″N 83°4′39″W / 42.36972°N 83.0775°W / 42.36972; -83.0775 (Fisher and New Center Buildings)
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1 block west
The Fisher and New Center Buildings as a pair are an architecturally significant complex demonstrating some of the finest craftsmanship and artistry in Art Deco–style buildings. Both were funded by the Fisher brothers (of Fisher Body) and designed by Albert Kahn. The New Center building is now known as the Albert Kahn Building.
71 Fisher Building Fisher Building Detroit.jpg 01989-06-29 June 29, 1989 3011 West Grand Boulevard
42°22′8.5″N 83°4′36.92″W / 42.369028°N 83.0769222°W / 42.369028; -83.0769222 (Fisher Building)
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1 block west
Built in 1927 by the Fisher brothers, this skyscraper is one of the greatest works by architect Albert Kahn. The Fishers spent lavishly to make this Art Deco masterpiece a monumental gift to Detroit and one of the most finely detailed major commercial buildings in the United States.[10]
72 Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Fordpiquetteplant.jpg 02002-02-22 February 22, 2002 411 Piquette Ave.
42°22′7″N 83°3′56″W / 42.36861°N 83.06556°W / 42.36861; -83.06556 (Ford Piquette Avenue Plant)
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4 blocks east
The Piquette plant is a New England mill-style building, built by the Ford Motor Company in 1904. The building is where the Model T was designed and first built. Ford moved out in 1910, selling the building to Studebaker. It is currently operated as a museum, the Model T Automotive Heritage Complex.
73 Fort Shelby Hotel FortShelbyDoubletreeDetroit.jpg 01983-11-25 November 25, 1983 525 W. Lafayette St.
42°19′44″N 83°3′14″W / 42.32889°N 83.05389°W / 42.32889; -83.05389 (Fort Shelby Hotel)
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1 block north
The Fort Shelby is a 22-story Beaux Arts hotel, built in two stages in 1916 and 1927. It served as a hotel until the mid-1970s, when low occupancy rates forced its closure. The building was purchased in 2007, and plans to open in late 2008 as the DoubleTree Guest Suites Fort Shelby Hotel.
74 Fort Street Presbyterian Church FortStreetPresbyterianChurch.jpg 01971-09-03 September 3, 1971 631 W. Fort St.
42°19′39″N 83°3′26″W / 42.3275°N 83.05722°W / 42.3275; -83.05722 (Fort Street Presbyterian Church)
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On Fort
The Fort Street Presbyterian Church was originally constructed in 1855, and was completely rebuilt to the original plans after a disastrous fire in 1876. It is a premiere example of Gothic Revival architecture in America.
75 Fort Street-Pleasant Street and Norfolk & Western Railroad Viaduct FortStreetPleasantStBridge.jpg 02000-02-18 February 18, 2000 Fort St. over Pleasant St. and the Norfolk Southern railroad line
42°17′4″N 83°8′54″W / 42.28444°N 83.14833°W / 42.28444; -83.14833 (Fort Street--Pleasant Street and Norfolk & Western Railroad Viaduct)
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On Fort
This Fort Street bridge was by far the largest and most ambitious structure included in the 1920s grade separation plan, where major streets and rail lines were separated with a series of bridges and subways. Fort Street was, at the time, designated a "superhighway," requiring the bridge to be 80 feet (24 m) in width; the tracks underneath required a 2,800 feet (850 m) span.
76 Fort Wayne Fort Wayne Barracks, Detroit.jpg 01971-05-06 May 6, 1971 6053 W. Jefferson Ave.
42°17′49″N 83°5′45″W / 42.29694°N 83.09583°W / 42.29694; -83.09583 (Fort Wayne)
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3 blocks south
Fort Wayne is Detroit's third fort, after Fort Detroit and Fort Lernoult. The original star fort and barracks at Fort Wayne was constructed in 1845-48. It served as a mustering center and garrison post from the Civil War though the Vietnam War. Later buildings were added outside the star fort, including officer's homes, a guard post, hospital, additional barracks, and other buildings.
77 Fox Theater Building Detroitfox3.jpg 01985-02-14 February 14, 1985 2211 Woodward Ave.
42°20′18″N 83°3′9″W / 42.33833°N 83.0525°W / 42.33833; -83.0525 (Fox Theater Building)
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On Woodward
The Detroit Fox is the largest of the Fox Theatres. Built in 1928 for William Fox, founder of 20th Century Fox, it was the first movie palace to have live sound. The architect, C. Howard Crane, designed a lavish interior blend of Burmese, Chinese, Indian and Persian motifs. The theatre was restored by Mike and Marian Ilitch, in 1988 at a cost of $12 million.
78 Charles Lang Freer House Charles Lang Freer House.jpg 01971-04-16 April 16, 1971 71 E. Ferry Ave.
42°21′43″N 83°3′57″W / 42.36194°N 83.06583°W / 42.36194; -83.06583 (Freer, Charles Lang, House)
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1/2 block east
This home was originally built by the industrialist and art collector Charles Lang Freer, a founder of the Peninsular Car Company. It is currently the Merrill Palmer Institute of Human Development & Family Life of Wayne State University.
79 GAR Building GAR Building - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01986-02-13 February 13, 1986 1942 Grand River Ave.
42°20′6″N 83°3′19″W / 42.335°N 83.05528°W / 42.335; -83.05528 (GAR Building)
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The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Building was constructed as meeting hall for the Grand Army of the Republic, a Civil War veterans association.
80 Garden Bowl GardenBowlDetroit.jpg 02008-07-03 July 3, 2008 4104-4120 Woodward Ave.
42°21′10″N 83°03′37″W / 42.352804°N 83.060181°W / 42.352804; -83.060181 (Garden Bowl)
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On Woodward
The Garden Bowl was built in 1913, and is Detroit's oldest continuously operating bowling alley. In 1934, the front 35 feet (11 m) of the building were removed when Woodward Avenue was widened to its present size. The present appearance of the building is due in large part to changes made in 1966.
81 Garden Court Apartments Garden Court Apartments Detroit MI.jpg 01985-10-09 October 9, 1985 2900 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°20′22″N 83°1′9″W / 42.33944°N 83.01917°W / 42.33944; -83.01917 (Garden Court Apartments)
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On Jefferson
The Garden Court Apartments were constructed for J. Harrington Walker (of Hiram Walker & Sons) in 1915. Walker lived across the street from the Garden Court; when the building was completed, he moved into one of the apartments. The nine-story building originally housed 32 very large luxury apartments.
82 James A. Garfield School James A Garfield School Detroit Michigan.jpg 01984-01-26 January 26, 1984 840 Waterman St.
42°18′23″N 83°6′33″W / 42.30639°N 83.10917°W / 42.30639; -83.10917 (Garfield, James A., School)
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1 block north
The James A. Garfield School is one of the oldest existing schools in the city of Detroit, as well as one of the least altered. The school, named for president James A. Garfield, was designed in 1896; in 1907, the name of the building was changed to honor Frank H. Beard, the director of the Springwells school board for 17 years.
83 General Motors Building General Motors building 089833pv.jpg 01978-06-02 June 2, 1978 3044 W. Grand Boulevard
42°22′7″N 83°4′32″W / 42.36861°N 83.07556°W / 42.36861; -83.07556 (General Motors Building)
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1 block west
The 15-story General Motors Building was designed in 1919 by Albert Kahn, and used until 1996 as the headquarters of General Motors Corporation. The building, currently known as Cadillac Place, is now leased by the State of Michigan.
84 General Motors Research Laboratory ArgonautBuildingDetroit.jpg 02005-07-22 July 22, 2005 485-495 Milwaukee
42°22′5″N 83°4′30″W / 42.36806°N 83.075°W / 42.36806; -83.075 (General Motors Research Laboratory)
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This building, designed by Albert Kahn, was a former laboratory building for General Motors, which operated from the General Motors Building across West Milwaukee Street. General Motors recently donated it to Detroit's College for Creative Studies. The building is also known as the Argonaut Building.
85 Edwin S. George Building Garfield Building Detroit.jpg 01993-07-22 July 22, 1993 4612 Woodward Ave.
42°21′15″N 83°3′44″W / 42.35417°N 83.06222°W / 42.35417; -83.06222 (George, Edwin S., Building)
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On Woodward
In 1908, Edwin S. George hired architect Albert Kahn to design a two-story building which would include rental space for auto parts suppliers and manufacturers. In 1914, George had three additional floors added to the building (also designed by Kahn) and changed the name to Garfield Building.
86 Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church Detroit MI.jpg 01982-04-22 April 22, 1982 4461 28th St.
42°20′16″N 83°6′36″W / 42.33778°N 83.11°W / 42.33778; -83.11 (Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church)
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5 blocks north
The Gethsemane Lutheran Church is a wooden, High Victorian Gothic chapel, built in 1891 by the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. The congregation used the building until 1976, when they went defunct. The building was purchased by the Motor City Missionary Baptist Church in 1978.
87 Bernard Ginsburg House Bernard Ginsburg House Detroit.jpg 01991-08-19 August 19, 1991 236 Adelaide
42°20′34″N 83°3′5″W / 42.34278°N 83.05139°W / 42.34278; -83.05139 (Ginsburg, Bernard, House)
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2 blocks east
Bernard Ginsburg was an important figure in philanthropy, civic service, and the Jewish community in Detroit during the late 19th and early 20th century. He commissioned young architect Albert Kahn to design this house. Unique and beautiful statues support the porch roof.
88 Globe Tobacco Building Globe Tobacco Building Detroit MI.jpg 01984-11-13 November 13, 1984 407 E. Fort St.
42°19′59″N 83°2′34″W / 42.33306°N 83.04278°W / 42.33306; -83.04278 (Globe Tobacco Building)
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3 blocks east
Cigar manufacturing was once the largest industry in Detroit. Globe Tobacco, established in 1871 by O. P. Hazard, Thomas McGraw, Hiram Walker, and William Moore, was one of the largest five cigar manufacturers in the city. They built this plant in 1888.
89 Grand Circus Park Historic District Grand Circus Park elevated angle - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01983-02-28 February 28, 1983 Roughly bounded by Clifford, John R. and Adams Sts.; also 25 W. Elizabeth
42°20′10″N 83°3′2″W / 42.33611°N 83.05056°W / 42.33611; -83.05056 (Grand Circus Park Historic District)
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Surrounding Woodward
Grand Circus Park Historic District contains the 5-acre (20,000 m2) Grand Circus Park, bisected by Woodward Avenue. Notable buildings encircling the park include the David Broderick Tower and David Whitney Building on the south, the Kales Building, former Adams Theater, and the Central United Methodist Church on the north, and Comerica Park and the Detroit Opera House on the East. In 2000, the district boundary was increased to include 25 W. Elizabeth.
90 Grand Riviera Theater Grand Riviera Theater Detroit DEMOLISHED.jpg 01982-04-22 April 22, 1982 9222 Grand River Ave.
42°21′58″N 83°7′51″W / 42.36611°N 83.13083°W / 42.36611; -83.13083 (Grand Riviera Theater)
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The Grand Riviera was built in 1925, at a cost of over one million dollars. It seated over three thousand patrons, and was the first "atmospheric" theater in Detroit, using lighting, special effects, and interior design to make the audience feel like they were sitting outdoors in a garden. Due to structural deterioration, the Grand Riviera Theater was demolished in 1997.
91 Graybar Electric Company Building Graybar Electric Co Building.jpg 01997-09-22 September 22, 1997 55 W. Canfield
42°21′8″N 83°3′45″W / 42.35222°N 83.0625°W / 42.35222; -83.0625 (Graybar Electric Company Building)
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1/2 block west
This warehouse building was rented to the Graybar Electric Company from 1926 into the 1940s. The building has been redeveloped into loft space, and is currently known as the Lofts at 55 West Canfield
92 Greenfield Union School Greenfield Union School Detroit MI.jpg 02011-03-29 March 29, 2011 420 W. 7 Mile Rd.
42°25′57″N 83°6′28″W / 42.4325°N 83.10778°W / 42.4325; -83.10778 (Greenfield Union School)
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5 blocks east
The Greenfield Union School was built for $40,000 in 1914 in what was then Greenfield Township. In 1916, the area was annexed by the city of Detroit. The school was nominated to the NRHP as part of the Public Schools of Detroit MPS.
93 Greektown Historic District Greektown detroit.jpg 01982-05-06 May 6, 1982 Monroe Ave., between Brush and St. Antoine Sts.
42°20′6″N 83°2′32″W / 42.335°N 83.04222°W / 42.335; -83.04222 (Greektown Historic District)
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2 blocks south
Greektown is a primarily commercial district that extends two city blocks. It includes St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, Second Baptist Church, separately listed on the Register, Greektown Casino, and the Athenium Suite Hotel. The district contains numerous restaurants and Greek-themed shops.
94 Robert M. and Matilda (Kitch) Grindley House 123 Parsons Parking Lot - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01997-12-01 December 1, 1997 123 Parsons
42°20′51″N 83°3′39″W / 42.3475°N 83.06083°W / 42.3475; -83.06083 (Grindley, Robert M. and Matilda (Kitch), House)
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1/2 block west
The Robert and Matilda Kitch Grindley House was constructed in 1897 as a single-family dwelling for the Grindley family, who were significant in Detroit's philanthropic community. The house stayed in the Grindley family until 1961, and was demolished in 1998.
95 Griswold Building GriswoldBuildingDetroit.jpg 01980-06-09 June 9, 1980 1214 Griswold St.
42°19′59″N 83°2′56″W / 42.33306°N 83.04889°W / 42.33306; -83.04889 (Griswold Building)
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1 block west
This 12-story, brick-and-limestone building is significant as an example of architect Albert Kahn's transition from Art Deco to Art Moderne. The building is now known as Griswold Building Senior Apartments.
96 Guardian Building Guardianbuilding.jpg 01989-06-29 June 29, 1989 500 Griswold St.
42°19′47″N 83°2′45″W / 42.32972°N 83.04583°W / 42.32972; -83.04583 (Guardian Building)
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1 block west
The Guardian Building is a National Historic Landmark, and is a bold example of Art Deco architecture. The exterior blends brickwork with tile, limestone, and terra cotta. The building's interior is lavishly decorated with mosaic and Pewabic and Rookwood tile.
97 The Harmonie Club HarmonieClubDetroit.jpg 01980-09-04 September 4, 1980 267 E. Grand River Ave.
42°20′11″N 83°2′48″W / 42.33639°N 83.04667°W / 42.33639; -83.04667 (Harmonie Club, The)
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2 blocks north
The Harmonie Club is a four-story, hipped-roof building with a basement, built of buff-colored brick and stone. The curved corner is particularly shaped to the geometry of the site. It was built by the Gesang-Verein Harmonie, a German singing club founded in 1849.
98 John Harvey House John Harvey House Detroit.jpg 01991-04-03 April 3, 1991 97 Winder
42°20′30″N 83°3′8″W / 42.34167°N 83.05222°W / 42.34167; -83.05222 (Harvey, John, House)
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1/2 block east
John Harvey was a successful pharmacist in Detroit, but he is best known for his philanthropy in educating and feeding the city's poor children and orphans. He built this 11,000-square-foot (1,000 m2) mansion in 1887, living in it until his death in 1905. The current owners purchased the John Harvey House in 1986, renovated the structure, and, in 2005, opened it as The Inn at 97 Winder.
99 Col. Frank J. Hecker House Hecker House - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01971-09-03 September 3, 1971 5510 Woodward Ave.
42°21′42″N 83°4′1″W / 42.36167°N 83.06694°W / 42.36167; -83.06694 (Hecker, Col. Frank J., House)
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On Woodward
Col. Frank J. Hecker founded the Peninsular Car Company (with Charles Lang Freer, whose home is next to Hecker's). In 1888, Hecker built this 49-room mansion where he hosted elaborate parties, entertaining luminaries such as Presidents William McKinley and Rutherford B. Hayes. Col. Hecker lived in the home until his death in 1927. It now serves as offices for the Charfoos & Christensen law firm.
100 Hibbard Apartment Building Hibbard Apartment Building Detroit.jpg 01985-10-09 October 9, 1985 8905 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°21′26″N 82°59′14″W / 42.35722°N 82.98722°W / 42.35722; -82.98722 (Hibbard Apartment Building)
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On Jefferson
The Hibbard Apartment Building is a nine-story structure with 40 units, designed in a handsome Renaissance Revival style by Robert O. Derrick, who also designed the National Historic Landmark Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
101 Hook and Ladder House No. 5-Detroit Fire Department Repair Shop HookAndLadderRepairShop.jpg 01997-12-01 December 1, 1997 3400-3434 Russell
42°21′4″N 83°2′35″W / 42.35111°N 83.04306°W / 42.35111; -83.04306 (Hook and Ladder House No. 5--Detroit Fire Department Repair Shop)
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7 blocks north
The Hook and Ladder House No. 5 and the Detroit Fire Department Repair Shop are two cojoined structures originally built for the Detroit Fire Department. The Hook and Ladder House was built in 1888, the Repair Shop in 1917. The two are now the Sala Thai Restaurant and the FD Lofts.
102 Hotel Stevenson Milner Arms Apartments - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01997-09-22 September 22, 1997 40 Davenport
42°20′50″N 83°3′33″W / 42.34722°N 83.05917°W / 42.34722; -83.05917 (Hotel Stevenson)
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1/2 block west
This structure, built in 1913, was designed as an apartment hotel, offering primarily efficiency and one bedroom units rather than the two to four-room suites contained in typical apartment buildings of the time. It was designed to house the influx of male, transient, workers who came to Detroit to work in the booming auto industry. It is now known as Milner Arms Apartments.
103 Hudson-Evans House Hudson-Evans House Detroit.jpg 01975-03-05 March 5, 1975 79 Alfred St.
42°20′19″N 83°3′15″W / 42.33861°N 83.05417°W / 42.33861; -83.05417 (Hudson-Evans House)
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1/2 block east
The Hudson-Evans House was built circa 1872/73 for Philo Wright, a Detroit-based ship owner. In 1882, the house was given as a wedding present to Grace Whitney Evans, daughter of the lumber baron David Whitney Jr. (builder of the David Whitney House). Between 1894 and 1904 Mrs. Evans rented the house to Joseph Lowthian Hudson, founder of Detroit’s J.L. Hudson Company department store.
104 Hunter House Hunter House Detroit.jpg 01974-12-31 December 31, 1974 3985 Trumbull Ave.
42°20′43″N 83°4′3″W / 42.34528°N 83.0675°W / 42.34528; -83.0675 (Hunter House)
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2 blocks north
In 1890, William Northwood, the co-founder of the Howard-Northwood Malt Manufacturing Company, commissioned architect George F. Depew to design this home. The structure was completed in 1891 at a cost of $13,500. In the 1960s, the house was converted into a church. In the early 1970s, the home was purchased by the Hunter family, who converted it back to a private residence. This house is also known as the Northwood House or the Northwood - Hunter House. It is currently operated as the Woodbridge Star, a bed and breakfast.
105 Mulford T. Hunter House Mulford T Hunter House - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01994-07-22 July 22, 1994 77 W. Hancock Ave.
42°21′19″N 83°3′53″W / 42.35528°N 83.06472°W / 42.35528; -83.06472 (Hunter, Mulford T., House)
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1/2 block west
This structure is a Queen Anne townhouse, one of the few remaining examples in the city of Detroit. The house is directly adjacent to the George W. Loomer House; the two are the only remaining buildings from the 19th century in what was at the time one of Detroit's most fashionable areas.
106 Hurlbut Memorial Gate Hurlbut Memorial Gate Detroit MI.jpg 01975-03-27 March 27, 1975 E. Jefferson at Cadillac Boulevard
42°21′39″N 82°58′53″W / 42.36083°N 82.98139°W / 42.36083; -82.98139 (Hurlbut Memorial Gate)
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On Jefferson
Hurlbut Memorial Gate, named for Detroit grocer and Water Commissioner Chauncey Hurlbut (1803–1885), marks the entrance to Waterworks Park, the main site of Detroit's municipal water system. The gate is a handsome limestone Beaux Arts design.
107 Indian Village Historic District Indian Village Historic District - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01972-03-24 March 24, 1972 Bounded by Mack, Burns, Jefferson, and Seminole Aves.
42°21′40″N 82°59′48″W / 42.36111°N 82.99667°W / 42.36111; -82.99667 (Indian Village Historic District)
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North of Jefferson
Indian Village has a number of architecturally significant homes built in the early 20th century. Many of the homes were built by prominent architects such as Albert Kahn, Louis Kamper and William Stratton for some of the area's most prominent citizens such as Edsel Ford.
108 Jefferson Hall Jefferson Hall Detroit MI DEMOLISHED.jpg 01985-10-09 October 9, 1985 1404 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°20′6″N 83°1′50″W / 42.335°N 83.03056°W / 42.335; -83.03056 (Jefferson Hall)
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On Jefferson
Jefferson Hall was a four-story "garden court" style apartment, where apartments are arranged in a U-shape around a central courtyard. It has been demolished.
109 Jefferson Intermediate School JeffersonSchoolDetroit.jpg 01997-09-22 September 22, 1997 938 Selden
42°20′48″N 83°4′7″W / 42.34667°N 83.06861°W / 42.34667; -83.06861 (Jefferson Intermediate School)
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4 blocks west
An elementary school was built on this site in 1873. In 1922, the city tore down the now dilapidated building and began construction of the building now occupying the site. This building was completed in 1923. As of 2008, the building has been rehabilitated and now serves as a charter school. Jefferson Intermediate School is also known as Jefferson Junior High School or just Jefferson School.
110 Jefferson-Chalmers Historic Business District Jefferson-Chalmers Historic Business District Detroit 1.jpg 02004-06-16 June 16, 2004 E. Jefferson between Eastlawn and Alter
42°22′26″N 82°56′34″W / 42.37389°N 82.94278°W / 42.37389; -82.94278 (Jeffferson--Chalmers Historic Business District)
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On Jefferson
The Historic Jefferson-Chalmers Business District, running eight blocks along Jefferson Avenue, is one of a few early 20th-century neighborhood commercial districts that still survive in Detroit.
111 Albert Kahn House Albert Kahn House.jpg 01972-10-18 October 18, 1972 208 Mack Ave.
42°20′54″N 83°3′21″W / 42.34833°N 83.05583°W / 42.34833; -83.05583 (Kahn, Albert, House)
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1 block east
In 1906, architect Albert Kahn built a home for his personal use in Brush Park. He lived in the home from 1906 until his death in 1942. Kahn's home is in the English Renaissance style, but with modern look. The first story is clad in brick with a gray stone trim., the second story is stuccoed, and the roof is slate. In 1928, Kahn added a wing to house his library and art collection. After Kahn's death, the Detroit Urban League obtained the building. They continue to use it for their offices.
112 The Kean The Kean Detroit MI.jpg 01985-10-09 October 9, 1985 8925 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°21′27″N 82°59′12″W / 42.3575°N 82.98667°W / 42.3575; -82.98667 (Kean, The)
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On Jefferson
The Kean is a strikingly Art Deco apartment building designed by Charles Noble in 1931. The building is sixteen stories high, containing four apartments per floor. It was the last of the large apartment building built along East Jefferson before the Great Depression depressed development.
113 L. B. King and Company Building L B King and Co Building.jpg 01987-06-12 June 12, 1987 1274 Library
42°20′5″N 83°2′51″W / 42.33472°N 83.0475°W / 42.33472; -83.0475 (King, L. B. and Co. Building)
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1/2 block north
The L. B. King Company was a wholesale china firm; they had this white terra cotta-clad Chicago-style office building constructed in 1910 (the elaborate cornice was added in 1926). The firm moved out in 1932, and the building was taken over by Annis Furs, who owned it until 1983. The building is also known as the Annis Furs Building.
114 Kingston Arms Apartments Kingston Arms Apartments Detroit MI.jpg 01999-04-09 April 9, 1999 296 E. Grand Boulevard
42°21′16″N 83°0′28″W / 42.35444°N 83.00778°W / 42.35444; -83.00778 (Kingston Arms Apartments)
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3 blocks north
The Kingston Arms is a 4 12-story apartment building with 24 apartments, and is a representative example of the rise of middle-class apartment buildings in pre-Depression era Detroit. It is located in the East Grand Boulevard Historic District.
115 S. S. Kresge World Headquarters KresgeWorldHeadquartersDetroit.jpg 01979-12-19 December 19, 1979 2727 2nd Ave.
42°20′24″N 83°3′43″W / 42.34°N 83.06194°W / 42.34; -83.06194 (Kresge, S. S., World Headquarters)
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4 blocks west
The Kresge World Headquarters is a limestone-faced building, designed in 1928 by Albert Kahn for S.S. Kresge (now K-Mart) as their world headquarters. The building, unique for its horizontal massing as opposed to the vertical lines of the more common skyscraper, won awards for its outstanding architecture.
116 Lancaster and Waumbek Apartments Lancaster and Waumbek Apartments DEMOLISHED Detroit.jpg 01997-08-21 August 21, 1997 227-29 and 237-39 E. Palmer
42°21′55″N 83°3′55″W / 42.36528°N 83.06528°W / 42.36528; -83.06528 (Lancaster and Waumbek Apartments)
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1 block east
The Lancaster and Waumbek Apartments were two small three-story apartment buildings of similar design located side-by-side on East Palmer. The two structures were well-designed examples of turn-of-the-century apartment houses in Detroit. They were demolished in November 2005.
117 Lawyers Building Lawyers Building Detroit MI.jpg 01982-04-22 April 22, 1982 137 Cadillac Sq.
42°19′55″N 83°2′38″W / 42.33194°N 83.04389°W / 42.33194; -83.04389 (Lawyers Building)
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1/2 block east
The Lawyers Building was built in 1922 by John J. Barlum, as part of an effort (along with the nearby Barlum Tower, also on the Register) to rehabilitate Cadillac Square. The ten-story Lawyers Building originally housed middle-class tenant organizations, including unions and charitable organizations. The building is also known as the American Title Building.
118 League of Catholic Women Building League of Catholic Women Building - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01997-09-22 September 22, 1997 100 Parsons
42°20′52″N 83°3′41″W / 42.34778°N 83.06139°W / 42.34778; -83.06139 (League of Catholic Women Building)
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1/2 block west
This building was constructed in 1927 to provide accommodations for single young women looking for work in the city; it was built by the League of Catholic Women, a charitable organization. In 1982, the building was converted into 82 apartment units for low-income elderly and/or handicapped with Section 8 rent subsidies. The building is known as Casgrain Hall or the Activities Building.
119 Lee Plaza Hotel Lee Plaza Detroit.jpg 01981-11-05 November 5, 1981 2240 W. Grand Boulevard
42°21′34″N 83°6′6″W / 42.35944°N 83.10167°W / 42.35944; -83.10167 (Lee Plaza Hotel)
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3 blocks east
First built as an ornate high rise hotel along West Grand Boulevard, Lee Plaza was an upscale apartment with hotel services. Decorated with sculpture and tile outside, the structure rivaled the Book-Cadillac Hotel and Statler Hotel for architectural notice in Detroit during the 1920s. The structure is currently vacant.
120 Nellie Leland School Nellie Leland School Detroit.jpg 02002-02-14 February 14, 2002 1395 Antietam St.
42°20′28″N 83°2′15″W / 42.34111°N 83.0375°W / 42.34111; -83.0375 (Leland, Nellie, School)
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1 block south
The Nellie Leland School is a school building, originally built to serve handicapped children. It is named after the wife of Henry M. Leland, a Detroit automotive pioneer who founded both the Cadillac and Lincoln automotive companies and a philanthropist who focused on helping those sick with tuberculosis.
121 George W. Loomer House GeorgeWLoomerHouse.jpg 01994-07-22 July 22, 1994 71 W. Hancock Ave.
42°21′20″N 83°3′52″W / 42.35556°N 83.06444°W / 42.35556; -83.06444 (Loomer, George W., House)
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1/2 block west
The George W. Loomer House is a private residence built in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. The home is directly adjacent to the Mulford T. Hunter House; the two are the only remaining buildings from the 19th century in what was at the time one of Detroit's most fashionable areas.
122 Lower Woodward Avenue Historic District 1400-1456 Woodward Detroit MI.jpg 01999-02-12 February 12, 1999 1202–1449 and 1400-1456 Woodward Ave.
42°20′3″N 83°2′56″W / 42.33417°N 83.04889°W / 42.33417; -83.04889 (Lower Woodward Avenue Historic District)
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On Woodward
The Lower Woodward Avenue Historic District contains thirty-four commercial buildings built at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the twentieth, many by noted architects. By the 1920s, this area of the city was one of the most active shopping districts in the nation; in 1925, the State and Woodward interseation was the most active pedestrian crossing corner in the U.S.
123 Maccabees Building MacabeesBuilding2010.jpg 01983-07-07 July 7, 1983 5057 Woodward Ave.
42°21′28″N 83°3′56″W / 42.35778°N 83.06556°W / 42.35778; -83.06556 (Maccabees Building)
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On Woodward
The building was originally constructed for the fraternal organization Knights of the Maccabees. Surplus space in the building was leased to other businesses, including retail business on the ground floor and office space in the upper floors. One noteworthy tenant was Detroit's radio and television station WXYZ.
124 Majestic Theater MajesticTheaterDetroit.jpg 02008-07-02 July 2, 2008 4140 Woodward Avenue
42°21′11″N 83°03′37″W / 42.35301°N 83.06031°W / 42.35301; -83.06031 (Majestic Theater)
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The Majestic Theater, designed by C. Howard Crane, opened on April 1, 1915. The theater originally seated 1,651 people and was at the time the largest theater in the world built for the purpose of showing movies. In 1934, the front 35 feet (11 m) of the theater were removed when Woodward Avenue was widened to its present size, and the entire facade was redesigned into its current striking Art Deco motif.
125 Manchester Apartments Manchester Apartments Detroit MI.jpg 01985-10-09 October 9, 1985 2016 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°20′10″N 83°1′37″W / 42.33611°N 83.02694°W / 42.33611; -83.02694 (Manchester Apartments)
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On Jefferson
The Manchester Apartments is typical of medium-scale middle-class apartment buildings built in Detroit in general and along East Jefferson in particular in the first decade of the 20th century. The details of the exterior, including corner blocks around window groupings, brick quoins, and patterns above the cornice demonstrate the rise of modernism.
126 Mariners' Church Old Mariner Church, Detroit.jpg 01971-03-11 March 11, 1971 170 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°19′46″N 83°2′31″W / 42.32944°N 83.04194°W / 42.32944; -83.04194 (Mariners' Church)
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On Jefferson
Mariners' Church of Detroit is a parish in the Anglican tradition. The church was established in 1842 and incorporated in the state of Michigan in 1848; the current building was constructed in 1849.
127 Perry McAdow House PerryMcAdowHouse.jpg 01980-07-03 July 3, 1980 4605 Cass Ave.
42°21′11″N 83°3′56″W / 42.35306°N 83.06556°W / 42.35306; -83.06556 (McAdow, Perry, House)
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Perry W. McAdow earned his fortune gold mining in Montana. In 1891, he and his wife Clara built this elaborate Renaissance Revival mansion on Cass for a cost of $65,000 as an entrance into Detroit society.
128 McGregor Memorial Conference Center McGregor Center Wayne State Univ A.JPG 02010-12-13 December 13, 2010 495 Ferry Mall
42°21′33″N 83°4′15″W / 42.35917°N 83.07083°W / 42.35917; -83.07083 (McGregor Memorial Conference Center)
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2 blocks west
Completed in 1958, the McGregor Memorial Conference Center was Minoru Yamasaki's first commission following his trip to Japan and re-envisionment of architectural design. The Center opened to immediate accolades from architectural magazines who called it "delightful" and "refreshing."
129 Merchants Building Merchants Building Detroit MI 2.jpg 01983-11-25 November 25, 1983 206 E. Grand River Boulevard
42°20′5″N 83°2′45″W / 42.33472°N 83.04583°W / 42.33472; -83.04583 (Merchants Building)
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1 block north
The eight-story Merchants Building is built from steel and reinforced concrete, and wrapped with terra cotta. Throughout its history, the building has housed many business, including at least three furriers, Midwest Woolen Co., Kroger Grocery & Bakery, NY Life Insurance Co., a jeweler and shoe repair shop.
130 Metropolitan United Methodist Church Metropolitan United Methodist Church.jpg 01982-08-03 August 3, 1982 8000 Woodward Ave.
42°22′29″N 83°4′32″W / 42.37472°N 83.07556°W / 42.37472; -83.07556 (Metropolitan United Methodist Church)
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On Woodward
The Metropolitan United Methodist Church congregation was founded in 1901 with the merger of two earlier congregations. The church building was constructed in 1922 on land donated by one of the congregants, Sebastian S. Kresge. By the mid-1930s, the congregation was the largest local church in the Methodist world.
131 Michigan Bell and Western Electric Warehouse Michigan Bell and Western Electric Warehouse Detroit MI.jpg 02009-12-08 December 8, 2009 882 Oakman Boulevard
42°24′09.69″N 83°06′47.72″W / 42.4026917°N 83.1132556°W / 42.4026917; -83.1132556 (Michigan Bell and Western Electric Warehouse)
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6 blocks west
This structure was built in 1929-30 as a warehouse, garage, and office space for Western Electric. Western Electric used the building as its Michigan headquarters until 1958, after which it was used by Michigan Bell and its Yellow Pages operation until 1999.
132 Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument For Those Who Gave All....jpg 01984-05-31 May 31, 1984 Woodward Ave. at Campus Martius
42°19′54″N 83°2′48″W / 42.33167°N 83.04667°W / 42.33167; -83.04667 (Michigan Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument)
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On Woodward
Sculptor Randolph Rogers designed this monument as a series of octagonal sections or that rise up from the base of the monument. The lowest sections are topped by eagles with raised wings that guide the eye upward to the next section which is surmounted by four male figures depicting the Navy, Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery. Four female allegorical figures, resting on pedestals above the male statues, represent Victory, History, Emancipation, and Union; they were not added to the monument until 1881.
133 Michigan State Fair Riding Coliseum, Dairy Cattle Building, and Agricultural Building Michigan State Fair Detroit MI.jpg 01980-06-06 June 6, 1980 Michigan State Fairgrounds
42°26′36″N 83°7′3″W / 42.44333°N 83.1175°W / 42.44333; -83.1175 (Michigan State Fair Riding Coliseum, Dairy Cattle Building, and Agricultural Building)
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2 blocks east
The Michigan State Fair Riding Coliseum, Dairy Cattle Building, and Agricultural Building are three buildings located on the grounds of the Michigan State Fair. They were built two years apart in 1922, 1924, and 1926. All three are similar in appearance, being Neo-Classical Revival, white stuccoed buildings sitting on high red brick foundations.
134 Mies van der Rohe Residential District, Lafayette Park Mies van der Rohe Residential District.jpg 01996-08-01 August 1, 1996 Roughly bounded by Lafayette Ave., Rivard, Antietam, and Orleans Sts.
42°20′31″N 83°2′8″W / 42.34194°N 83.03556°W / 42.34194; -83.03556 (Mies van der Rohe Residential District, Lafayette Park)
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2 block north
This 78-acre (320,000 m2) urban renewal project was planned by Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig Hilberseimer and Alfred Caldwell. It includes a landscaped, 19-acre (77,000 m2) park with no through traffic, in which these and other low-rise apartment buildings are sited. The apartment buildingsare classic examples of Mies' International Style, with their simplicity, clean proportions, and cladding of tinted glass and aluminum.
135 Midtown Woodward Historic District Midtown Woodward Historic District 1.jpg 02008-11-26 November 26, 2008 2951-3424 Woodward Ave., 14 Charlotte St., 10 and 25 PeterboroSt.
42°20′43.5″N 83°3′23.5″W / 42.345417°N 83.056528°W / 42.345417; -83.056528 (Midtown Woodward Historic District)
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On Woodward
The Midtown Woodward Historic District spans two blocks along Woodward Avenue, and contains three Alber Kahn-designed structures—the Addison Hotel, Kahn Print Shop, and the Temple Beth-El -- in addition to the C. Howard Crane-designed Fine Arts Theatre.
136 Monroe Avenue Commercial Buildings 118monroedetroit.jpg 01975-02-13 February 13, 1975 16-118 Monroe Ave.
42°19′58″N 83°2′45″W / 42.33278°N 83.04583°W / 42.33278; -83.04583 (Monroe Avenue Commercial Buildings)
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East of Woodward
This was once a block of 19th-century commercial building interspersed with early-20th-century movie palaces. However, the district was partially demolished as of February 1990, leaving only the Albert Kahn-designed National Theater at 118 Monroe standing.
137 Moross House Moross House Detroit MI.jpg 01972-01-13 January 13, 1972 1460 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°20′5″N 83°1′53″W / 42.33472°N 83.03139°W / 42.33472; -83.03139 (Moross House)
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On Jefferson
The Moross House was built in the 1840s by brickmaker Christopher Moross; it was one of two built by Moross on the site. It is the oldest surviving brick house in the city.
138 New Amsterdam Historic District New Amsterdam streetscape - Detroit Michigan.jpg 02001-05-30 May 30, 2001 435, 450 Amsterdam;440, 41-47 Burroughs; 5911-5919, 6050-6160 Cass; 6100-6200 Second; 425 York
42°21′56″N 83°4′21″W / 42.36556°N 83.0725°W / 42.36556; -83.0725 (New Amsterdam Historic District)
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1 block west
The New Amsterdam Historic District contains a mix of industrial, commercial, and government/utility buildings constructed primarily near the turn of the century. Industry in the district was enabled by the construction of major railroad infrastructure, known as the Milwaukee Junction, in the 1890s. The district includes the original Cadillac assembly plant.
139 Helen Newberry Nurses Home HelenNewberryNursesHome.jpg 02008-07-03 July 3, 2008 100 E. Willis
42°21′08″N 83°03′35″W / 42.352138°N 83.059645°W / 42.352138; -83.059645 (Helen Newberry Nurses Home)
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1 block east
The Helen Newberry Nurses Home was built to house nursing students from Grace Hospital Training School for Nurses. It was named for Helen Handy Newberry, wife of John Stoughton Newberry and mother of Truman Handy Newberry.
140 Philetus W. Norris House PhiletusNorrisHouse.jpg 01992-01-28 January 28, 1992 17815 Mt. Elliott Ave.
42°25′30″N 83°2′19″W / 42.425°N 83.03861°W / 42.425; -83.03861 (Norris, Philetus W., House)
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3 miles east
The Philetus W. Norris House was built in 1873 by Philetus W. Norris, who went on to become the second superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. Norris founded the town of "Norris" (later "North Detroit") and built his house there. The town was later subsumed into the city of Detroit; Norris's house is one of the few original structures left in the area.
141 North Woodward Congregational Church North Woodward Congregational Church.jpg 01982-08-03 August 3, 1982 8715 Woodward Ave.
42°22′47″N 83°4′49″W / 42.37972°N 83.08028°W / 42.37972; -83.08028 (North Woodward Congregational Church)
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On Woodward
The North Woodward Congregational Church was built in stages, with a small chapel on the site of the present church constructed as early as 1907; the main sanctuary was built in 1911 - 1912 and additional sections were added later, with the most recent, the church house, being added in 1929. By the 1950s, the congregation had substantially moved out of Detroit, and the building was sold to the St. John's Christian Methodist Episcopal Church congregation.
142 Orchestra Hall Max M Fisher Music Center.jpg 01971-04-16 April 16, 1971 3711 Woodward Ave.
42°20′55″N 83°3′33″W / 42.34861°N 83.05917°W / 42.34861; -83.05917 (Orchestra Hall)
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On Woodward
Orchestra Hall is the home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The 2014-seat hall was designed by architect C. Howard Crane; the building was vacant for a number of years, but major resoration work was accomplished in the 1970s.
143 Palmer Park Apartment Building Historic District Palmer Park Apartment Building Historic District Detroit 2.jpg 01983-05-21 May 21, 1983 Roughly bounded by Pontchartrain Boulevard, McNichols Rd. and Covington Dr.
42°25′11″N 83°6′37″W / 42.41972°N 83.11028°W / 42.41972; -83.11028 (Palmer Park Apartment Building Historic District)
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West of Woodward
The land that this historic district sits on was once the estate of Thomas Palmer. In 1925, Walter Briggs hired Albert Kahn to design an apartment building in the area (this building, at 1001 Covington, was converted to contos in 2005). Forty buildings total were constructed in the district by multiple architects, including Weidmaier and Gay, Robert West, and William Kapp. Most of the buildings were constructed in the 1920s and 1930s, but development continued until 1965.
144 Palmer Woods Historic District Bishop Gallagher residence, Palmer Woods, Detroit.jpg 01983-08-11 August 11, 1983 Roughly bounded by Seven Mile Rd., Woodward Ave., and Strathcona Dr.
42°26′5″N 83°7′28″W / 42.43472°N 83.12444°W / 42.43472; -83.12444 (Palmer Woods Historic District)
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West of Woodward
Palmer Woods Historic District is named after Thomas W. Palmer, a prominent citizen of 19th-century Detroit and a United States Senator; the district sits on land originally owned by Palmer. The neighborhood was platted in the mid-1910s, and most of the homes were constructed between about 1917 and 1929. The developer hired landscape architect Ossian Cole Simonds to design the layout. Cole laid out a subdivision with gently curving streets, capitalizing on the natural beauty of the area and creating a parklike atmosphere in the neighborhood. Curbs are nonexistent, minimizing the transition from street to lawn and discouraging pedestrian traffic, and every lot in the neighborhood had a unique shape.
145 Francis Palms Building & State Theater Palms Building - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01982-11-24 November 24, 1982 2115 Woodward Ave.
42°20′16″N 83°3′7″W / 42.33778°N 83.05194°W / 42.33778; -83.05194 (Palms, Francis, Building & State Theater)
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On Woodward
The theater was designed by architect C. Howard Crane as a movie house in the Renaissance Revival, seating 3000. The theatre is located noxt to the larger Fox Theatre, and is still used as a concert venue. The theater is now known as The Fillmore Detroit, although the building is still called the Francis Palms Building.
146 The Palms The Palms Apartments Detroit MI.jpg 01985-10-09 October 9, 1985 1001 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°20′0″N 83°2′4″W / 42.333333°N 83.03444°W / 42.333333; -83.03444 (Palms, The)
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On Jefferson
The Palms was one of the first buildings in the US to use reinforced concrete as one of its major construction materials. The building was named after Francis Palms, a major investor, who lived close by (in the Croul-Palms House). The original floor plans called for apartments that occupied an entire wing of the building, consisting of a double parlor in the front and a dining room with fireplace to the back separated by bedrooms, libraries, baths and more.
147 Park Avenue Historic District ParkAvenueDistrictDetroit.jpg 01997-05-13 May 13, 1997 Park Ave., between W. Adams Ave. and W. Fisher Freeway
42°20′12″N 83°3′49″W / 42.33667°N 83.06361°W / 42.33667; -83.06361 (Park Avenue Historic District)
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1 block west
In the 1920s, Detroit's prestigious Grand Circus Park was crowded with buildings and development began to spill north from Grand Circus Park up Park Avenue. In 1923, the Park Avenue Association was formed. They planned the street to concentrate high-grade commercial and office space at the south end, and prestigious residential development at the north end, much like New York City's Fifth Avenue. The district includes the Women's City Club, the Royal Palms Hotel, and the Kales Building.
148 Park Avenue Hotel ParkAvenueHotelDetroit.jpg 02006-07-12 July 12, 2006 2643 Park Ave.
42°20′28″N 83°3′24″W / 42.34111°N 83.05667°W / 42.34111; -83.05667 (Park Avenue Hotel)
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1 block west
The Park Avenue is one of three hotels located on Park Avenue and designed by Louis Kamper for Lew Tuller; the other two are the Eddystone Hotel at 100 Sproat St. (across Sproat from the Park Avenue) and the Royal Palm Hotel at 2305 Park Avenue.
149 Parke-Davis and Company Pharmaceutical Company Plant Parke-Davis Plant-McDougal Ave Detroit MI.jpg 01985-09-16 September 16, 1985 Bounded by Joseph Campau Ave., Wight St., and McDougal Ave.
42°20′13″N 83°0′59″W / 42.33694°N 83.01639°W / 42.33694; -83.01639 (Parke-Davis and Company Pharmaceutical Company Plant)
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South of Jefferson
In the 1870s, Parke-Davis moved to the riverfront property this complex now occupies. Between 1891 and 1955, the company expanded the complex to cover over 14 acres (57,000 m2), building the 26 buildings that still stand (including the National Historic Landmark Parke-Davis Research Laboratory). These buildings range from brick mill buildings built at the turn of the 20th century to reinforced concrete buildings constructed after 1920 and range from one to six stories in height. It is also known as Stroh River Place.
150 Parke-Davis Research Laboratory Parke-Davis Research Laboratory Detroit MI.jpg 01976-05-11 May 11, 1976 Joseph Campau St. at Detroit River
42°20′13″N 83°0′52″W / 42.33694°N 83.01444°W / 42.33694; -83.01444 (Parke-Davis Research Laboratory)
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5 blocks south
Also known as Building 55-Detroit Research. Built in 1902, this was the first industrial research laboratory in the U.S. established for the specific purpose of conducting pharmacological research, inaugurating the commercial pure science approach which has driven the rapid development of pharmaceutical products. Now known as the Omni Detroit Hotel at River Place.
151 Arthur M. Parker House Arthur M. Parker House Detroit MI.jpg 01985-10-09 October 9, 1985 8115 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°21′10″N 82°59′36″W / 42.35278°N 82.99333°W / 42.35278; -82.99333 (Parker, Arthur M., House)
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On Jefferson
The Arthur M. Parker House is a two-and-one-half-story house, faced with brick on the first story and stucco and half-timbering above. The house has a medieval character reinforced by irregular bays, though more restrained than the next-door Frederick K. Stearns House.
152 Thomas A. Parker House Parker House, Detroit MI.jpg 01982-11-12 November 12, 1982 975 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°19′59″N 83°2′6″W / 42.33306°N 83.035°W / 42.33306; -83.035 (Parker, Thomas A., House)
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On Jefferson
Thomas Parker was a grocer and real estate speculator who commissioned Gorden W. Lloyd in 1868 to build what is now a rare example of a Gothic Revival house in Detroit.
153 Pasadena Apartments Pasadena Apartments Detroit MI.jpg 01985-10-09 October 9, 1985 2170 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°20′12″N 83°1′34″W / 42.33667°N 83.02611°W / 42.33667; -83.02611 (Pasadena Apartments)
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On Jefferson
The building is an early example of upper-class, multi-unit housing, and is one of the earliest of these structures to be built with reinforced concrete. The building was constructed at a time when newly wealthy families associated with Detroit's industrial boom were appearing, yet financing requirements for private homes were substantial enough that renting was a preferred option.
154 Penn Central Station Michigan Central Station.jpg 01975-04-16 April 16, 1975 2405 W. Vernor St.
42°19′42″N 83°4′41″W / 42.32833°N 83.07806°W / 42.32833; -83.07806 (Penn Central Station)
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1 block south
The unfinished building began operating as Detroit's main passenger depot in 1913; it was constructed as part of a much larger project that involved the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel below the Detroit River for freight and passengers. The building was used for rail service until 1988, and is now abandoned. The building is more commonly known as the Michigan Central Station.
155 Pewabic Pottery Pewabic Pottery Detroit MI.jpg 01971-09-03 September 3, 1971 10125 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°21′41″N 82°58′54″W / 42.36139°N 82.98167°W / 42.36139; -82.98167 (Pewabic Pottery)
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On Jefferson
This 1907 building, designed by William Stratton, is the home of ceramic artist Mary Chase Perry Stratton's studio and production facilities. Her work in the Arts and Crafts movement raised the artistic standard of American pottery, and is featured in numerous prominent buildings and distinguished institutions.
156 Piquette Avenue Industrial Historic District Fordpiquetteplant.jpg 02004-06-15 June 15, 2004 Roughly bounded by Woodward, Harper, Hastings and the Grand Trunk Western Railroad Line
42°22′5″N 83°3′57″W / 42.36806°N 83.06583°W / 42.36806; -83.06583 (Piquette Avenue Industrial Historic District)
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East of Woodward
The area along Piquette was an important center for automobile production in the early 20th century. Ford Motor Company, Studebaker, Cadillac, Dodge, and Regal Motor Car had plants in the area, as well as suppliers such as Fisher Body. In 1911, the two largest automobile producers in the world, Studebaker and Ford, were located next door to each other on Piquette. The district includes the National Historic Landmark Ford Piquette Avenue Plant.
157 The Players The Players Detroit MI.jpg 01987-06-12 June 12, 1987 3321 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°20′32″N 83°0′51″W / 42.34222°N 83.01417°W / 42.34222; -83.01417 (Players, The)
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On Jefferson
The Players Club of Detroit was founded in 1910 by a group of local Detroit businessmen as an institution to encourage amateur theater. In 1925, Players Club member William E. Kapp designed a building to permanently house the club at a cost of $75,000. The building was two stories, elaborately decorated, and constructed of what was, at the time, a novel material: cinder blocks. The bed of Bloody Run Creek, where the Battle of Bloody Run took place between Chief Pontiac and British forces, lies underneath one corner of the building.
158 Ponchartrain Apartments Ponchartrain Apartments Detroit DEMOLISHED.jpg 01985-10-09 October 9, 1985 1350 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°20′2″N 83°1′55″W / 42.33389°N 83.03194°W / 42.33389; -83.03194 (Ponchartrain Apartments)
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On Jefferson
The Ponchartrain Apartment building was a four-story red brick structure sitting atop a limestone foundation. The building has been demolished.
159 Prentis Building and DeRoy Auditorium Complex Prentis Building and DeRoy Auditorium WSU Detroit MI.jpg 02011-05-03 May 3, 2011 5203 Cass Ave.
42°21′32″N 83°4′6″W / 42.35889°N 83.06833°W / 42.35889; -83.06833 (Prentis Building and DeRoy Auditorium Complex)
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1 block west
The Prentis Building and DeRoy Auditorium were both built at the same time, and were designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki to interrelate functionally, spatially, and architecturally. The buildings were constructed at a critical point in Yamasaki's career when he was experimenting with ornamentation, light and shadow, and the use of pools and gardens to soften perception of standard International Style architecture.
160 Randolph Street Commercial Buildings Historic District Randolph Street Detroit.jpg 01980-07-08 July 8, 1980 1208-1244 Randolph St.
42°20′4″N 83°2′42″W / 42.33444°N 83.045°W / 42.33444; -83.045 (Randolph Street Commercial Buildings Historic District)
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1 block south
Buildings along this section of Randolph Street have been used for retail since the area was first built up in the 1840s; the building at 1244 Randolph was built during the period of original construction. As the city grew, larger commercial buildings were required and the other structures on Randolph were constructed.
161 Redford Theatre Building RedfordTheatreMarquee.jpg 01985-01-31 January 31, 1985 17354 Lahser Ave.
42°25′2″N 83°15′27″W / 42.41722°N 83.2575°W / 42.41722; -83.2575 (Redford Theatre Building)
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1 block north
The Redford Theatre opened in 1928 and has continuously operated since. The theatre's original 3 manual, 10 rank Barton theatre organ is still in place and operational.
162 Jerome H. Remick and Company Building Remick and Company Building.jpg 01996-07-25 July 25, 1996 1250 Library Ave.
42°20′4″N 83°2′49″W / 42.33444°N 83.04694°W / 42.33444; -83.04694 (Remick, Jerome H., and Company, Building)
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1/2 block north
This building was originally constructed in 1907 with three floors for Jerome H. Remick & Company. Remick was a leading publisher of ragtime music such as "Dill Pickles Rag" and "Black and White Rag," and used the building to house their offices and printing facilities. Remick moved out of the building in 1915, at around the same time that the upper three floors were added.
163 River Terrace Apartments River Terrace Apartments Detroit.jpg 02009-04-15 April 15, 2009 7700 E. Jefferson St.
42°20′58.524″N 82°59′49.02″W / 42.34959°N 82.99695°W / 42.34959; -82.99695 (River Terrace Apartments)
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On Jefferson
The River Terrace Apartments was built in 1939 and designed for middle-class tenants. It was one of the first two garden apartment complexes built in Michigan which used loan guarantees from the Federal Housing Administration, and the architectural style exemplifies the FHA standards at the time.
164 Rosedale Park Historic District Rosedale Park Historic District 1.jpg 02006-07-12 July 12, 2006 Roughly bounded by Fenkell, Outer Dr. W, Grand River Ave., the Southfield Freeway, Glastonbury, Lyndon, Westwood Dr.,
42°24′1″N 83°13′37″W / 42.40028°N 83.22694°W / 42.40028; -83.22694 (Rosedale Park Historic District)
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South of Grand River
Construction in Rosedale Park was accomplished primarily in the 1920s and the late 1930s/early 1940s. houses were built in a multitude of styles, including English Tudor revival, Arts and Crafts, Bungalow, Colonial Revival, Dutch Colonial, American Foursquare, Prairie, but an English country esthetic seems to have been encouraged , and many homes have Engish Tudor details.
165 Royal Palm Hotel RoyalPalmHotelDetroit.jpg 01996-07-25 July 25, 1996 2305 Park Ave.
42°20′18″N 83°3′16″W / 42.33833°N 83.05444°W / 42.33833; -83.05444 (Royal Palm Hotel)
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1 block west
The Royal Palm, now known as the Park Avenue House, is the oldest hotel in the downtown Detroit area, and has operated continuously as a hotel since its construction. It is one of three hotels located on Park Avenue and designed by Louis Kamper for Lew Tuller the other two are the Eddystone Hotel at 100 Sproat St. and the Park Avenue Hotel at 2643 Park Avenue.
166 Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Convent and Rectory SacredHeartChurch.jpg 01980-06-06 June 6, 1980 1000 Eliot St.
42°21′3″N 83°2′47″W / 42.35083°N 83.04639°W / 42.35083; -83.04639 (Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Convent and Rectory)
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8 blocks north
Sacred Heart, built in 1875, was the third German Roman Catholic church constructed in Detroit. After World War I, the German population slowly moved from the area. In 1938, Sacred Heart was converted from a German parish to an African American parish. The congregation at this time measured approximately 1500 members, and they quickly utilized the school at Sacred Heart, graduating the first high school class in 1945.
167 Sacred Heart Seminary Sacred Heart Major Seminary.jpg 01982-12-02 December 2, 1982 2701 W. Chicago Boulevard
42°22′28″N 83°6′41″W / 42.37444°N 83.11139°W / 42.37444; -83.11139 (Sacred Heart Seminary)
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9 blocks west
Sacred Heart Major Seminary is a Catholic institution of higher learning associated with the Archdiocese of Detroit. The seminary building was built in 1923 in the English Tudor Gothic architectural style, with stained glass windows designed by Margaret Bouchez Cavanaugh.
168 St. Albertus Roman Catholic Church StAlbertus.jpg 01978-01-18 January 18, 1978 4231 St. Aubin St.
42°21′36″N 83°2′31″W / 42.36°N 83.04194°W / 42.36; -83.04194 (St. Albertus Roman Catholic Church)
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8 blocks east
In 1871, St. Albertus Parish was organized with three hundred or so Polish families. A frame church was built in 1872. The parish grew enormously, and in 1882, construction was started on the present building.
169 Saint Andrew's Memorial Episcopal Church StAndrewsDetroit.jpg 01986-05-15 May 15, 1986 5105 Anthony Wayne Dr.
42°21′20″N 83°4′24″W / 42.35556°N 83.07333°W / 42.35556; -83.07333 (Saint Andrew's Memorial Episcopal Church)
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3 blocks west
St. Andrew's parish, founded in 1885, was one of the earliest religious institutions established in what is now the University-Cultural Center section of Detroit. The present building was completed in 1902. Restorations after a 1906 fire have been criticized as architecturally disfiguring. In 1961, the diocese leased the building to Wayne State University for 99 years.
170 Ste. Anne Roman Catholic Church Complex Ste Anne de Detroit.jpg 01976-06-03 June 3, 1976 Howard and Ste. Anne Sts.
42°19′15″N 83°4′36″W / 42.32083°N 83.07667°W / 42.32083; -83.07667 (Ste. Anne Roman Catholic Church Complex)
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2 blocks north
Ste. Anne de Detroit, founded July 26, 1701, is the second oldest continuously operating Roman Catholic parish in the United States. The current church was built in 1886, and contains some pieces from an earlier 1818 version of Ste. Anne's. The parish today has a largely Hispanic congregation.
171 St. Bonaventure Monastery Saint Bonaventure Monastery 1.jpg 01982-12-02 December 2, 1982 1740 Mt. Elliott Ave
42°21′4″N 83°0′52″W / 42.35111°N 83.01444°W / 42.35111; -83.01444 (St. Bonaventure Monastery)
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5 blocks north
The St. Bonaventure Monastery is a complex of religious buildings, built for the Capuchin Order of Franciscan monks. The friars operate a soup kitchen which, during the Great Depression, provided as many as 3,500 free meals per day. Father Solanus Casey, a Capuchin friar who acted as a porter at St. Bonaventure's, introduced as a candidate for sainthood in 1966.
172 St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church St Boniface Roman Catholic Church Detroit Michigan DEMOLISHED.jpg 01989-06-09 June 9, 1989 2356 Vermont Ave.
42°19′57″N 83°4′26″W / 42.3325°N 83.07389°W / 42.3325; -83.07389 (St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church)
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1 block north
St. Boniface was built in 1873 to serve the German Roman Catholic church residing on the west side of Detroit. The parish was closed in 1989, and the building demolished a few years later.
173 St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church St Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church.jpg 01991-04-05 April 5, 1991 4151 Seminole
42°22′17″N 83°0′23″W / 42.37139°N 83.00639°W / 42.37139; -83.00639 (St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Parish Complex)
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5 blocks south
The St. Catherine of Siena Parish complex consists of four architecturally significnt buildings: the parish school (1913), convent (1926), rectory (1926), and the church itself (1929). All buildings are bacsically Romanesque in style, with some Byzantine elements. The church is now the Augustine and St. Monica Roman Catholic Church.
174 St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Parish Complex St Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Parish Detroit MI.jpg 01989-06-09 June 9, 1989 Baldwin Ave. at St. Paul Ave.
42°21′18″N 83°0′7″W / 42.355°N 83.00194°W / 42.355; -83.00194 (St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Parish Complex)
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4 blocks north
In 1886, a parish dedicated to St. Charles Borromeo was established to minister to the eastside area where in influx of Belgians had settled. As Detroit grew, the parish grew along with it, with French, German, Irish, Scotch, and English congregants in addition to the original Belgians. By 1920, the congregation numbered over 3000.
175 St. John's Episcopal Church St Johns Episcopal Church Detroit.jpg 01982-08-03 August 3, 1982 Woodward Ave. at E. Fisher Freeway
42°20′24″N 83°3′9″W / 42.34°N 83.0525°W / 42.34; -83.0525 (St. John's Episcopal Church)
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On Woodward
St. John's, built in 1859 primarily through the foorts of Henry Porter Baldwin, is the oldest church still standing on Woodward Avenue. The church is an excellent example of Victorian Gothic architecture.
176 St. John's-St. Luke's Evangelical Church StJohnsStLukes.jpg 01982-04-22 April 22, 1982 2120 Russell St.
42°20′36″N 83°2′17″W / 42.34333°N 83.03806°W / 42.34333; -83.03806 (St. John's-St. Luke's Evangelical Church)
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1 block south
St. John's - St. Luke's is the oldest German Protestant church in Detroit, and was the base from which twelve other German Protestant churches in the city were formed. The church was originally constructed in 1874 from brick, but in 1915 the exterior was completely covered in Formstone, a cast concrete made to resemble limestone.
177 St. Josaphat's Roman Catholic Church StJosephats.jpg 01982-12-08 December 8, 1982 715 E. Canfield Ave.
42°21′24″N 83°3′10″W / 42.35667°N 83.05278°W / 42.35667; -83.05278 (St. Josaphat's Roman Catholic Church Complex)
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4 blocks east
In 1889, the Polish community of St. Albertus Roman Catholic Church was outgrowing the capacity of the church, and the parish of St. Josaphat was started to serve the growing population. A small church and school was built in 1890, and the large church extant today was constructed in 1901.
178 St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church StJosephsRCC.jpg 01972-12-08 December 8, 1972 1828 Jay St.
42°20′43″N 83°2′8″W / 42.34528°N 83.03556°W / 42.34528; -83.03556 (St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church)
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One block south
St. Joseph's is an historic German Catholic parish; the current church was constructed in 1870-73. It is still in full operation today.
179 St. Joseph's Episcopal Church Saint Joseph's Episcopal Church1883.jpg 01982-08-03 August 3, 1982 5930 Woodward Ave.
42°21′53″N 83°4′9″W / 42.36472°N 83.06917°W / 42.36472; -83.06917 (St. Joseph's Episcopal Church)
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On Woodward
The church, built from 1893 to 1896, is a massive rock-faced, cross-gable-roofed, sandstone, Romanesque Revival structure. In 1907, it was sold to a Catholic congregation and renamed the Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church.
180 St. Joseph's Episcopal Church St Josephs Episcopal Church.jpg 01982-08-03 August 3, 1982 8850 Woodward Ave.
42°22′52″N 83°4′47″W / 42.38111°N 83.07972°W / 42.38111; -83.07972 (St. Joseph's Episcopal Church)
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On Woodward
The church building is a typical Gothic structure with a narrow gabled nave and projecting side aisles. A large rose window faces Woodward, and a tall bell tower is to the south. The structure is now St. Matthew's-St. Joseph's Episcopal Church.
181 Saint Paul Manor Apartments Saint Paul Manor Apartments Detroit MI.jpg 01999-04-09 April 9, 1999 356 E. Grand Boulevard
42°21′13″N 83°0′21″W / 42.35361°N 83.00583°W / 42.35361; -83.00583 (Saint Paul Manor Apartments)
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4 blocks north
The Saint Paul Manor, situated in the East Grand Boulevard Historic District, was built as an upper-middle-class apartment building in 1925.
182 Sts. Peter and Paul Academy Sts Peter and Paul Academy - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01997-09-22 September 22, 1997 64 Parsons
42°20′54″N 83°3′37″W / 42.34833°N 83.06028°W / 42.34833; -83.06028 (Sts. Peter and Paul Academy)
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The Saints Peter and Paul Academy was built in 1893 by what is now St. Patrick Parish as a co-ed grade school and a high school for girls. The present-day St. Patrick Church sits next door. The school closed in 1969, and the building is now used as St. Patrick Senior Center.
183 Saints Peter and Paul Church Saints Peter and Paul Church Detroit MI.jpg 01971-09-03 September 3, 1971 629 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°19′55″N 83°2′18″W / 42.33194°N 83.03833°W / 42.33194; -83.03833 (Saints Peter And Paul Church)
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The Saints Peter And Paul Church, constructed in 1848, is the oldest existing church in the city of Detroit. It originally served a predominantly Irish population, but since 1877 has been operated by the Jesuit Order. The Jesuit University of Detroit-Mercy's law school still sits adjacent to the church.
184 St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Roman Catholic Church St Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church Detroit.jpg 01989-07-14 July 14, 1989 5818 Dubois St.
42°22′19″N 83°2′49″W / 42.37194°N 83.04694°W / 42.37194; -83.04694 (St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Roman Catholic Parish Complex)
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1 mile east
In 1898, the parish of St. Stanislaus was established to relieve the overcrowding in the Polish congregation of at St. Albertus. In 1911, work was begun on a magnificent Baroque church with a lavish Beaux Arts interior, which was completed in 1913. The church is now used by the Promise Land Missionary Baptist Church .
185 St. Theresa of Avila Roman Catholic Church St. Theresa of Avila Church Detroit.jpg 01989-07-14 July 14, 1989 8666 Quincy Ave.
42°21′49″N 83°7′11″W / 42.36361°N 83.11972°W / 42.36361; -83.11972 (St. Theresa of Avila Roman Catholic Parish Complex)
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2 blocks north
The St. Theresa of Avila Roman Catholic Parish Complex consists of the church, rectory, school, and convent. All of the buildings are essentially Neo-Romanesque in character, with Byzantine and Art Deco influences. They are constructed of dark red brick trimmed with Indiana limestone.
186 St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church St Thomas the Apostle Detroit DEMOLISHED.jpg 01989-06-29 June 29, 1989 8363-8383 Townsend Ave.
42°23′24″N 83°1′28″W / 42.39°N 83.02444°W / 42.39; -83.02444 (St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and Rectory)
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1 mile north
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish was a Polish-American Roman Catholic parish founded in 1914, at the eastern edge of the prodominently Polish sections of Detroit. A church was constructed in 1923, and the parish had both a grade school and a high school. The church has been demolished, and the school currently serves as the St. Thomas Assessment Center for troubled youths.
187 Santa Fe Apartments Santa fe apartments demolished Detroit.jpg 01986-05-01 May 1, 1986 681 Merrick
42°21′24″N 83°4′19″W / 42.35667°N 83.07194°W / 42.35667; -83.07194 (Santa Fe Apartments)
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3 blocks west (on WSU campus)
This building was a fine example of Mission and Spanish Revival, rare for Detroit. It has been demolished by Wayne State University; the site is now the location of Yousif B. Ghafari Hall.
188 Scarab Club The Scarab Club.JPG 01979-11-20 November 20, 1979 217 Farnsworth Ave
42°21′35″N 83°3′46″W / 42.35972°N 83.06278°W / 42.35972; -83.06278 (Scarab Club)
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1 block east
The Scarab Club is an artists' club, gallery, and studio formed in 1907. The clubhouse was built in 1928, and features a second floor lounge unique for its massive ceiling beams signed by more than 230 artists, including Diego Rivera, Norman Rockwell, Marshall Fredericks and Pablo Davis.
189 Second Baptist Church Of Detroit Second Baptist Church of Detroit Michigan.jpg 01975-03-19 March 19, 1975 441 Monroe St.
42°20′6″N 83°2′36″W / 42.335°N 83.04333°W / 42.335; -83.04333 (Second Baptist Church Of Detroit)
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2 blocks south
The Second Baptist Church, founded in 1836, is the oldest African-American church in the Midwest. From its founding until the end of the Civil War, the church served as a "station" on the Underground Railroad; hosting some 5,000 slaves before their eventual departure to Canada. The current building replaced an earlier structure which was destroyed by fire in 1914.
190 Sibley House Sibley House Detroit MI.jpg 01971-04-16 April 16, 1971 976 Jefferson Ave.
42°20′9″N 83°2′8″W / 42.33583°N 83.03556°W / 42.33583; -83.03556 (Sibley House)
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The Sibley house is a clapboard, side-gabled Greek Revival-style home, and is one of the oldest structures in Detroit. It was built by Sarah Sproat Sibley, widow of Solomon Sibley, in 1848.
191 Frederic M. Sibley Lumber Company Office Building Sibley Lumber Company Office Building Detroit MI.jpg 01991-04-04 April 4, 1991 6460 Kercheval Ave.
42°21′11″N 83°0′49″W / 42.35306°N 83.01361°W / 42.35306; -83.01361 (Sibley, Frederic M., Lumber Company Office Building)
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3 blocks north
The Frederic M. Sibley Lumber Company Office Building was built in a Neo-Classical style in 1925. At the time, the Sibley Lumber Company employed 400 people and was the second largest lumber firm in Detroit.
192 Samuel L. Smith House Smith House Detroit.jpg 01986-04-29 April 29, 1986 5035 Woodward
42°21′26″N 83°3′55″W / 42.35722°N 83.06528°W / 42.35722; -83.06528 (Smith, Samuel L., House)
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Samuel L. Smith lived in this house from 1890-1917. Smith was one of the most prominent citizens of Detroit at the time, having made his fortune in lumber, shipping, mining and railroad ventures. He later financed many automobile ventures, most notably the Olds Motor Works. Later in the 20th century, the building was used by the Dertoit Public Schools, and is now owned by Wayne State University.
193 Somerset Apartments Somerset Apartments Detroit MI.jpg 01985-10-09 October 9, 1985 1523 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°20′7″N 83°1′47″W / 42.33528°N 83.02972°W / 42.33528; -83.02972 (Somerset Apartments)
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On Jefferson
The Somerset Apartments are five interconnected rectangular buildings, each four stories, built in a row running rearward from Jefferson. It is an excellent example of high-quality middle-class residential architecture from the 1920s.
194 Thomas S. Sprague House Thomas S Sprague House Detroit DEMOLISHED.jpg 01986-04-29 April 29, 1986 80 W. Palmer
42°21′42″N 83°4′11″W / 42.36167°N 83.06972°W / 42.36167; -83.06972 (Sprague, Thomas S., House)
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1/2 block west
The Thomas S. Sprague House was a private residence; it has been demolished.
195 State Savings Bank StateSavingsBankDetroit.jpg 01982-03-19 March 19, 1982 151 W. Fort St.
42°19′47″N 83°2′53″W / 42.32972°N 83.04806°W / 42.32972; -83.04806 (State Savings Bank)
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The State Savings Bank was organized in 1883, and by 1900, when this building was constructed, was the largest bank in Detroit. Architect Stanford White designed the original Neo-Classical structure for the bank building. In 1914, Donaldson and Meier designed an addition to the building, nearly indistinguishable from the original, that doubled the original size. The building was continuously used as a bank until the 1980s, when it was turned into an office supply showroom. This structure is now known as the Savoyard Centre.
196 Frederick K. Stearns House Frederick K. Stearns House Detroit MI.jpg 01985-10-09 October 9, 1985 8109 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°21′7″N 82°59′42″W / 42.35194°N 82.995°W / 42.35194; -82.995 (Stearns, Frederick K., House)
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On Jefferson
This house is a two-and-one-half-story house constructed from hollow tile for Frederick K. Stearns, founder of a pharmaceutical company. It is significant because of its fine medieval and arts and crafts design.
197 Frederick Stearns Building Frederick Stearns Building Detroit MI.jpg 01980-10-14 October 14, 1980 6533 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°20′45″N 83°0′24″W / 42.34583°N 83.00667°W / 42.34583; -83.00667 (Stearns, Frederick, Building)
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On Jefferson
The Frederick Stearns Building is a pharmeceutical manufacturing plant, originally containing Stearns's production facilities as well as warehouses and white-collar offices. The first three stories of this building were constructed in 1899, the fourth floor was added later. A taller concrete addition, designed by Albert Kahn, was built in 1906.
198 Herman Strasburg House HermanStrasburgHouse.jpg 01986-04-29 April 29, 1986 5415 Cass
42°21′35″N 83°4′9″W / 42.35972°N 83.06917°W / 42.35972; -83.06917 (Strasburg, Herman, House)
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1 block west
The Herman Strasburg house is one of the best example of English Tudor architecture in Detroit. It was built for dance instructor Herman Strasburg in 1915, and later used as a music school and private home. The building is now the Wayne State University Music Annex.
199 Stuber-Stone Building Stuber-Stone Building - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01996-04-04 April 4, 1996 4221-4229 Cass Ave.
42°21′4″N 83°3′51″W / 42.35111°N 83.06417°W / 42.35111; -83.06417 (Stuber--Stone Building)
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1 block west
The Stuber-Stone Building was built in 1916 as an automobile dealership for Stuber-Stone & Company, distributors of Columbia Motors, which was founded in Detroit by William E. Metzger. The building is now known as Stuberstone Lofts.
200 Sugar Hill Historic District SugarHill1.jpg 02003-03-03 March 3, 2003 Bounded by Woodward, Forest, John R. and Canfield
42°21′16″N 83°3′40″W / 42.35444°N 83.06111°W / 42.35444; -83.06111 (Sugar Hill Historic District)
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East of Woodward
Starting in the 1940s, the Sugar Hill Historic District was the center of Detroit's African-American entertainment district. A patcheork of buildings is all that remains.
201 Ossian H. Sweet House Ossian Sweet House Detroit MI.jpg 01985-04-04 April 4, 1985 2905 Garland
42°22′13″N 82°59′3″W / 42.37028°N 82.98417°W / 42.37028; -82.98417 (Sweet, Ossian H., House)
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3 blocks north
In 1925, African-American physician Ossian Sweet moved into this house in what was then an all-white neighborhood. A hostile mob confronted Sweet and his friends, and after a standoff, someone in the house shot and killed one of the whites outside. A landmark trial, where attorney Clarence Darrow argued self-defense, resulted in a hung jury and no further prosecution of Sweet.
202 Sweetest Heart Of Mary Roman Catholic Church SweetestHeartOfMaryRCC.jpg 01978-01-31 January 31, 1978 4440 Russell St.
42°21′30″N 83°2′52″W / 42.35833°N 83.04778°W / 42.35833; -83.04778 (Sweetest Heart Of Mary Roman Catholic Church)
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6 blocks east
Sweetest Heart Of Mary is the largest Roman Catholic Church in Detroit. At the time of construction, Sweetest Heart was a Polish parish, which had split from St. Albertus parish, and established a new parish outside the jurisdiction of the mother church. The parish was later reconciled, and this impressive Gothic Revival church returned to the Roman Catholic fold.
203 Elisha Taylor House Elisha Taylor House Detroit.jpg 01975-03-05 March 5, 1975 59 Alfred St.
42°20′36″N 83°3′16″W / 42.34333°N 83.05444°W / 42.34333; -83.05444 (Taylor, Elisha, House)
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1 block east
The Elisha Taylor House, located within the Brush Park Historic District, was built in 1875 as a private home. It is one of the best examples surviving in Detroit of post-Civil War residential design. Since 1981, it has served as a center for art and architectural study, known as the Art House.
204 Temple Beth-El Temple Beth-El Bonstelle Theater.jpg 01982-08-03 August 3, 1982 3424 Woodward Ave.
42°20′46″N 83°3′25″W / 42.34611°N 83.05694°W / 42.34611; -83.05694 (Temple Beth-El)
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On Woodward
This Albert Kahn-designed building was home to Detroit's Temple Beth El from 1903-1921. It was later a playhouse and motion picture theater before being purchased by Wayne State University. The University christened the building the Bonstelle Theatre.
205 Temple Beth-El Temple Beth El Lighthouse Cathedral.jpg 01982-08-03 August 3, 1982 8801 Woodward Ave.
42°22′50″N 83°4′52″W / 42.38056°N 83.08111°W / 42.38056; -83.08111 (Temple Beth-El)
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On Woodward
This Albert Kahn-designed building was home to Detroit's Temple Beth El from 1922-1974. The building is now known as the Lighthouse Cathedral.
206 The Clay School Clay School - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01982-07-08 July 8, 1982 453 Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard
42°20′42″N 83°3′42″W / 42.345°N 83.06167°W / 42.345; -83.06167 (The Clay School)
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1 block west
The Clay School, built in 1888, is the oldest existing school building in the city of Detroit. The building served as an elementary school, a center for boys with discipline problems, and a headquarters for vocational study. In 1981, the building was sold to a developer, who converted the building into office space, known as the Clay Office and Conference Center.
207 Third Precinct Police Station Third Precinct Police Station Detroit.jpg 01980-02-29 February 29, 1980 2200 Hunt St.
42°21′2″N 83°1′58″W / 42.35056°N 83.03278°W / 42.35056; -83.03278 (Third Precinct Police Station)
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On Gratiot
This police station is a well-preserved example of a late-19th-century Beaux Arts public building, and is significant for its role in the history of the Detroit police force. It was in use as a police station from 1896 until 1959. It is currently used as office space and is known as the Sun Center Building.
208 Thompson Home ThompsonHome.jpg 01976-06-03 June 3, 1976 4756 Cass Ave.
42°21′18″N 83°3′57″W / 42.355°N 83.06583°W / 42.355; -83.06583 (Thompson Home)
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1 block west
The Thompson Home for Old Ladies was built in 1884 as a prestigious retirement home for wealthy widows. It was funded by Mary Thompson at her deceased husband's request. The Home functioned until 1977, when it closed due to the declining number of residents. Wayne State University purchased the building, and in 1980 WSU's School of Social Work was installed in the building.
209 Tiger Stadium Inside Tiger Stadium, Detroit.jpg 01989-02-06 February 6, 1989 2121 Trumbull Ave.
42°19′57″N 83°4′8″W / 42.3325°N 83.06889°W / 42.3325; -83.06889 (Tiger Stadium)
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On Michigan
The original site of Detroit Tigers baseball opened at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull in 1895 when owner George Vanderbeck opened Bennett Park. Successive owners enlarged the park, with Frank Navin increasing seating to 23,000 (renaming the park Navin Field) and Walter Briggs increasing it to 53,000 (renaming the park Briggs Stadium). In 1951, the name was changed to Tiger Stadium. The city demolished the original stadium on 02008-06-30 June 30, 2008. In 2000, an all new Tiger Stadium debuted at Comerica Park.
210 Trinity Episcopal Church Trinity Episcopal Church Detroit.jpg 01980-05-22 May 22, 1980 1519 Martin Luther King Boulevard
42°20′29″N 83°4′22″W / 42.34139°N 83.07278°W / 42.34139; -83.07278 (Trinity Episcopal Church)
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On Grand River
Trinity Episcopal Church was built in 1893 by James E. Scripps, owner of the Detroit News. Scripps was born in London and developed a fascination with historic English churches; he commissioned Trinity to be in the English Gothic style. The exterior of the building boasts over two hundred carvings, including gargoyles that serve as water drains. In 2006, Trinity's congregation merged with Faith Memorial Lutheran to become Spirit of Hope.
211 Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Complex Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01983-02-10 February 10, 1983 1345 Gratiot Ave.
42°20′34″N 83°2′23″W / 42.34278°N 83.03972°W / 42.34278; -83.03972 (Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Complex)
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On Gratiot
The Trinity congregation was originally a German-speaking congregation, formed in 1850 when members of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church broke away from the main body following the excommunication of another member. As the flow of German-speaking immigrants dried up, Trinity began offering English-language services. The current building was dedicated in 1931.
212 Charles Trombly House BeaubienHouseDetroit.jpg 01979-08-13 August 13, 1979 553 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°19′53″N 83°2′21″W / 42.33139°N 83.03917°W / 42.33139; -83.03917 (Trombly, Charles, House)
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On Jefferson
The Trombly house is one of Detroit's oldest homes. The consensus among historians is that the house was built by Trombly sometime during 1851 for use by Trombly and his new wife. The house was owned or rented by multiple families. These include some of the city’s oldest and most familiar names, such as McClelland, Cicotte, Whipple, Chapoton, Campau, and Beecher, among others. The house is now known as the Beaubien House.
213 Charles Trowbridge House Trowbridge House Detroit MI.jpg 01976-05-28 May 28, 1976 1380 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°20′1″N 83°1′58″W / 42.33361°N 83.03278°W / 42.33361; -83.03278 (Trowbridge, Charles, House)
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On Jefferson
The Charles Trowbridge House, built in 1826, is the oldest known structure in the city of Detroit. Charles Christopher Trowbridge built the house and lived there until his death in 1883. It was originally built in a Greek Revival style, and later updated with Victorian elements.
214 Tushiyah United Hebrew School – Scott Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church Tushiyah United Hebrew School-Scott Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church 1.jpg 02011-09-06 September 6, 2011 609 E. Kirby
42°21′48″N 83°3′32″W / 42.36333°N 83.05889°W / 42.36333; -83.05889 (Tushiyah United Hebrew School-Scott Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church)
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3 blocks east
This building, an important work of architect Isadore M. Lewis, was constructed as the Tushiyah United Hebrew School and served as the headquarters of the United Hebrew Schools of Detroit. It later served as the Scott Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, the first mainline African-American Methodist Episcopal church in Detroit.
215 Vanity Ballroom Building Vanity Ballroom Detroit MI.jpg 01982-11-12 November 12, 1982 1024 Newport St.
42°22′42″N 82°57′1″W / 42.37833°N 82.95028°W / 42.37833; -82.95028 (Vanity Ballroom Building)
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On Jefferson
The Vanity Ballroom Building contains the last remaining intact ballroom of the multiple Detroit dance halls that hosted big bands in the 1930s-50s. It is built in a flamboyant Art Deco style with an Aztec theme. The 5,600-square-foot (520 m2) dance floor was built on springs, giving the dancers a "bounce" and they moved.
216 Verona Apartments VeronaApartments.jpg 01986-04-29 April 29, 1986 92 W. Ferry
42°21′40″N 83°4′9″W / 42.36111°N 83.06917°W / 42.36111; -83.06917 (Verona Apartments)
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1 block west
The Verona Apartments were built in 1896; the original layout of the apartment building had 16 luxury suites. When home ownership became easier in the 1930s, demand for this type of suite apartment declined, and in 1945 the building was reconfigured to include 26 smaller apartments. There are interesting decorative touches throughout the exterior of the building, including the friezework above the first-floor windows, the bowed structures flanking the entrance, and inlays above the first and fifth floors.
217 Vinton Building Vinton Building Detroit MI.jpg 01983-02-17 February 17, 1983 600 Woodward Ave
42°19′50″N 83°2′45″W / 42.33056°N 83.04583°W / 42.33056; -83.04583 (Vinton Building)
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On Woodward
The Vinton Building was designed by Albert Kahn. It stands 14 stories high with 12 above-ground and 2 basement floors. The building was constructed in the neo-classical architectural style, and features terra cotta as its main material.
218 Virginia Park Historic District Virginia Park Streetscape.jpg 01982-12-02 December 2, 1982 Both sides of Virginia Park From Woodward Ave. to John Lodge Service Dr.
42°22′29″N 83°4′54″W / 42.37472°N 83.08167°W / 42.37472; -83.08167 (Virginia Park Historic District)
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West of Woodward
In 1893, Virginia Park was platted with 92 relatively small lots. Requirements ensured that only well-to-do businessmen and professionals could afford to erect a home in the neighborhood. Most of the homes were built between 1893 and 1915, in Tudor, Neo-Georgian, Bungalow and Arts and Crafts architectural styles.
219 Franklin H. Walker House Walker House Detroit MI DEMOLISHED.jpg 01985-10-09 October 9, 1985 2730 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°20′21″N 83°1′11″W / 42.33917°N 83.01972°W / 42.33917; -83.01972 (Walker, Franklin H., House)
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On Jefferson
This home was built in 1896 for Franklin H. Walker, a son of Hiram Walker and president of the Hiram Walker Distillery. The house was notable for its immense size, diverse building materials, and medieval motif. The house was used until 1980 as Doctor's Hospital. It has since been demolished.
220 The Wardell TheWardell.jpg 02007-08-22 August 22, 2007 15 E. Kirby Ave.
42°21′38″N 83°3′58″W / 42.36056°N 83.06611°W / 42.36056; -83.06611 (Wardell, The)
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On Woodward
The Wardell was built in 1926 as a residential hotel, intended for extended stays. The name comes from Fred Wardell, who owned the Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Company. Diego Rivera lived there while working on his mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts The building has been redeveloped into condominiums, and is now known as the Park Shelton Apartments.
221 Warren-Prentis Historic District Warren-Prentis1.jpg 01997-12-01 December 1, 1997 Bounded by Woodward, Warren, 3rd, and the alley south of Prentis
42°21′15″N 83°4′4″W / 42.35417°N 83.06778°W / 42.35417; -83.06778 (Warren--Prentis Historic District)
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West of Woodward
This district contains a mix of building styles. Upper-class Detroit citizens built single-family homes in the area in 1880-1895. During the same time, apartment living became more popular, and duplexes and small apartment buildings were constructed in the 1890s through the first part of the 20th century. Commercial development was added to the mix in the years after World War I.
222 Washington Boulevard Historic District MacombstandingguardoverWashingtonBlvd Detroit.jpg 01982-07-15 July 15, 1982 Washington Boulevard, between State and Clifford Sts.
42°19′59″N 83°3′4″W / 42.33306°N 83.05111°W / 42.33306; -83.05111 (Washington Boulevard Historic District)
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2 blocks west
This district includes the Book-Cadillac Hotel, the Book Tower, the Industrial-Stevens Apartments, and Washington Square (Trolley Plaza) among other architecturally significant buildings. The Detroit Statler Hotel was located on the boulevard until it was demolished in 2005. The street was broadened and ornamented in the early part of the 20th century to resemble New York's Fifth Avenue and European boulevards.
223 Wayne County Courthouse Wayne County Bldg Detroit MI USA.JPG 01975-02-24 February 24, 1975 600 Randolph St.
42°19′56″N 83°2′34″W / 42.33222°N 83.04278°W / 42.33222; -83.04278 (Wayne County Courthouse)
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2 blocks east
The Wayne County Building contains the Wayne County administrative offices, and its courthouse. The exterior architectural sculpture, including the Anthony Wayne pediment was executed by Detroit sculptor Edward Wagner. The building may be the nation's finest surviving example of Roman Baroque architecture, with a blend of Beaux-Arts and some elements of the neo-classical architectural style.
224 Wayne State University Buildings Mackenzie House WSU - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01978-06-23 June 23, 1978 4735-4841 Cass Ave.
42°21′16″N 83°4′2″W / 42.35444°N 83.06722°W / 42.35444; -83.06722 (Wayne State University Buildings)
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One block west
This district includes three buildings: a Queen Anne style home (now the Mackenzie House), the First Church of Christ Scientist, (now the Hilberry Theater), and Central High School (now Old Main).
225 William H. Wells House Wells House Detroit MI.jpg 01985-10-09 October 9, 1985 2931 E. Jefferson Ave.
42°20′28″N 83°1′0″W / 42.34111°N 83.016667°W / 42.34111; -83.016667 (Wells, William H., House)
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On Jefferson
The William H. Wells House, designed by architect William Henry Miller, is an outstanding example of Romanesque revival residential architecture in Detroit.
226 West Canfield Historic District West Canfield Historic District 1 - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01971-05-27 May 27, 1971 Canfield Ave. between 2nd and 3rd Sts.; also 3rd Ave. between Canfield and Calumet
42°21′3″N 83°4′4″W / 42.35083°N 83.06778°W / 42.35083; -83.06778 (West Canfield Historic District)
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2 blocks west
The West Canfield Historic district is located on a primarily residential block of Canfield. Homes in the district are examples of Queen Anne architecture that have remained nearly unchanged since the late 19th century. A boundary increase (added 1997-09-22) added buildings on Third Avenue between Canfield and Calumet to the district.
227 West Jefferson Avenue – Rouge River Bridge JeffersonRougeRiverBridge.jpg 02000-02-10 February 10, 2000 W. Jefferson Ave. over the River Rouge
42°16′50″N 83°7′44″W / 42.28056°N 83.12889°W / 42.28056; -83.12889 (West Jefferson Avenue – Rouge River Bridge)
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1 mile south
Built in 1922, this "Chicago city type of single trunnion, double-leaf bascule bridge" replaced a narrow swing bridge, allowing the Rouge River to be widened to provide freighter access to the Ford River Rouge Complex. The Rouge River marks the boundary between the cities of River Rouge and Detroit, and this listing is also included in the List of Registered Historic Places in Wayne County, Michigan.
228 West Side Dom Polski West Side Dom Polski Detroit Michigan.jpg 02007-02-01 February 1, 2007 3426 Junction Ave.
42°19′50″N 83°6′38″W / 42.33056°N 83.11056°W / 42.33056; -83.11056 (West Side Dom Polski)
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3 blocks south
This Dom Polski, or Polish home, was established on the west side of the city as a meeting hall and social club for the Polish-Americans that had established a community in the area. The structure's first cornerstone was laid in 1917, but financial difficulties delayed building completion until 1925.
229 West Vernor-Junction Historic District Vernor-Junction Detroit Michigan 1.jpg 02002-12-12 December 12, 2002 W. Vernor Highway between Lansing and Cavalry
42°19′2″N 83°6′7″W / 42.31722°N 83.10194°W / 42.31722; -83.10194 (West Vernor--Junction Historic District)
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10 blocks north
The West Vernor-Junction Historic District is a commercial district located along West Vernor Highway. The district encompasses 160 acres (0.65 km2) and 44 buildings, incluging the Most Holy Redeemer Church, which was once estimated as the largest Catholic parish in North America
230 West Vernor-Lawndale Historic District Vernor-Lawndale Detroit 1.jpg 02002-12-12 December 12, 2002 W. Vernor Highway between Cabot and Ferris
42°18′33″N 83°7′57″W / 42.30917°N 83.1325°W / 42.30917; -83.1325 (West Vernor--Lawndale Historic District)
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1 mile north
The West Vernor-Lawndale Historic District is a commercial district located along West Vernor Highway between. The district encompasses 30 acres (120,000 m2) and 10 buildings.
231 West Vernor-Springwells Historic District Vernor-Springwells Detroit Michigan 1.jpg 02002-12-12 December 12, 2002 W. Vernor Highway between Honorah and Norman
42°18′44″N 83°7′35″W / 42.31222°N 83.12639°W / 42.31222; -83.12639 (West Vernor--Springwells Historic District)
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1 mile north
The West Vernor-Springwells Historic District is a commercial district located along West Vernor Highway. The district encompasses 80 acres (320,000 m2) and 28 buildings.
232 West Village Historic District West Village District 3.jpg 01980-10-14 October 14, 1980 Roughly bounded by Jefferson, Kercheval, Parker and Seyburn Aves.
42°21′16″N 82°59′53″W / 42.35444°N 82.99806°W / 42.35444; -82.99806 (West Village District)
Jefferson 07800n
North of Jefferson
The West Village Historic District is a neighborhood just west of Indian Village Historic District. It is a primarily residential neighborhoods containing 275 single and two-family houses, thirty apartment buildings, and about twenty commercial structures of a wide range of architectural styles spread over 20 square blocks.
233 David Whitney House The Whitney.jpg 01972-08-21 August 21, 1972 4421 Woodward Ave.
42°21′10″N 83°3′44″W / 42.35278°N 83.06222°W / 42.35278; -83.06222 (Whitney, David, House)
Woodward 04421
On Woodward
The David Whitney House was built from 1890-1894 for lumber baron David Whitney Jr., one of Michigan's wealthiest citizens. The home was described in one contemporaneous newspaper account as "the most elaborate and substantial residence in this part of the country." The house is 21,000-square-foot (2,000 m2) and has 52 rooms (including 10 bathrooms), 218 windows, and 20 fireplaces. It currently operates as a restaurant, The Whitney.
234 Whittier Hotel Whittier Hotel Panorama Detroit.jpg 01985-10-09 October 9, 1985 415 Burns Dr.
42°21′17″N 82°59′23″W / 42.35472°N 82.98972°W / 42.35472; -82.98972 (Whittier Hotel)
Jefferson 08500s
1 block south
The Whittier Hotel was constructed as an apartment hotel, meaning that tenants could rent an apartment, yet have access to services typically provided by a hotel. The hotel actually consists of two separate structures: an eight-story building to the north and a larger fifteen-story Italian Renaissance style hotel to the south (closer to the river). The northern building has been turned into a senior citizen's living center, known as the Whittier Manor.
235 Willis-Selden Historic District CassandAlexandrineDetroit.jpg 01997-12-01 December 1, 1997 Bounded by the alley north of W. Willis, Woodward, the alley south of Selden, and 3rd Ave.
42°20′57″N 83°3′52″W / 42.34917°N 83.06444°W / 42.34917; -83.06444 (Willis--Selden Historic District)
Woodward 03800w
West of Woodward
The Willis-Selden Historic District includes a larhe number of commercial buildings and high-density apartment buildings built in the early 20th century to service Detroit's booming auto economy.
236 Wilson Theatre Music Hall Detroit.jpg 01977-08-09 August 9, 1977 350 Madison Ave.
42°20′14″N 83°2′46″W / 42.33722°N 83.04611°W / 42.33722; -83.04611 (Wilson Theatre)
Gratiot 00400n
2 blocks north
The Wilson Theatre was built in 1928 by Matilda Dodge Wilson, the widow of John Francis Dodge, as a venue for live theatre. The facade is an impressive Art Deco mix of colored brick and terra catta. It is now known as the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts.
237 Women's City Club WomansCityClubDetroit.jpg 01979-11-20 November 20, 1979 2110 Park Ave
42°20′14″N 83°3′10″W / 42.33722°N 83.05278°W / 42.33722; -83.05278 (Women's City Club)
Woodward 02110w
1 block west
The Women's City Club is a six-story modern building, built in the 1920s for use by women's social clubs and with apartments for unmarried women. Architect William B. Stratton (husband of ceramicist Mary Chase Perry Stratton) used extensive Pewabic Pottery tilework on the interior.
238 Woodbridge Historic District Street scene on Avery Woodbridge Detroit.jpg 01980-03-06 March 6, 1980 Bounded by Trumbull, Calumet, Gibson, Grand River, 12th W. Warren and Wabash Sts., railroad tracks, and Edsel Ford Expressway; also 4304-14 Trumbull Ave. and 3800 Grand River; also the southeastern corner of Trumbull and Warren
42°20′50″N 83°4′42″W / 42.34722°N 83.07833°W / 42.34722; -83.07833 (Woodbridge Neighborhood Historic District)
Grand River 03500n
North of Grand River
The Woodbridge neighborhood was primarily developed between 1870 and 1920 with single and two family residences built in Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Georgian Revival, and 'cottage' style architecture. Commercial districts in the neighborhood were located along Grand River, Trumbull, Twelfth and Fourteenth. The boundaries of the District were increased twice: first on 1997-12-01, and 2008-03-20; these are distinguished in the boundary listings with "also" descriptions.
239 Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church - Detroit Michigan.jpg 01982-08-03 August 3, 1982 8501 Woodward Ave.
42°22′41″N 83°4′46″W / 42.37806°N 83.07944°W / 42.37806; -83.07944 (Woodward Ave. Presbyterian Church)
Woodward 08501
On Woodward
The Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church was built in 1911 in the Gothic revival style by architect Sidney Badgley. The exterior is faced with rough rock and trimmed with a contrasting limestone. The church was for some time the Abyssinia Church of God in Christ.
240 Woodward East Historic District Edmund Streetscape Detroit Woodward East.jpg 01975-01-21 January 21, 1975 Bounded by Alfred, Edmund, Watson, and Brush and John R Sts.
42°20′43″N 83°3′9″W / 42.34528°N 83.0525°W / 42.34528; -83.0525 (Woodward East Historic District)
Woodward 02800e
East of Woodward
The Woodward East Historic District, located within the locally designated Brush Park Historic District, is particularly known for the High Victorian–style residences constructed Detroit's wealthiest citizens. Although many of the once-grand houses have been demolished in recent years, those remaining exhibit a variety of Victorian style subtypes and architectural details.

Former listings

Landmark name Image Date declared Locality Present Status Comment
1 Lincoln Motor Company Plant LincolnPlant1923.jpg 01978-06-02 June 2, 1978 6200 West Warren Avenue Withdrawn from the NRHP in 2005 Henry M. Leland acquired a factory here in 1917 and greatly expanded it in order to produce Liberty Engines as part of the World War I war effort. After the war, Leland used his long and prominent experience with Cadillac to inaugurate the Lincoln line of automobiles. Leland sold his company to Henry Ford in 1922; by 1952 this original Lincoln plant was retired from automotive production. Most of the complex was demolished in 2002/03, leading to withdrawal of its landmark designation.[11]
2 STE. CLAIRE (steamer) Steamer Ste Claire c 1915.jpg 01979-11-02 November 2, 1979 661 Civic Center Dr. (formerly) Moved to Toledo, Ohio The Ste. Claire was launched in 1910, and for 81 years carried passengers to Bois Blanc (Bob-Lo) Island, a record of service on a single run unequalled in U.S. maritime history. The Ste. Claire's sister ship, the Columbia, is also on the Register. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1979, it is now located in Toledo, Ohio.

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  1. ^ The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. For about 1% of NRIS original coordinates, experience has shown that one or both coordinates are typos or otherwise extremely far off; some corrections may have been made. A more subtle problem causes many locations to be off by up to 150 yards, depending on location in the country: most NRIS coordinates were derived from tracing out latitude and longitudes off of USGS topographical quadrant maps created under the North American Datum of 1927, which differs from the current, highly accurate WGS84 GPS system used by Google maps. Chicago is about right, but NRIS longitudes in Washington are higher by about 4.5 seconds, and are lower by about 2.0 seconds in Maine. Latitudes differ by about 1.0 second in Florida. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on November 10, 2011.
  3. ^ Gibson, Campbell (June 1998). "POPULATION OF THE 100 LARGEST CITIES AND OTHER URBAN PLACES IN THE UNITED STATES: 1790 TO 1990". Population Division, U.S. Bureau of the Census. Retrieved on 2006-04-02
  4. ^ Vivian M. Baulch, "How Detroit got its first black hospital," The Detroit News, November 28, 1995.
  5. ^ Dunbar Hospital from the National Park Service
  6. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmark sites, a National Historic Site, and several National Register of Historic Places Districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  7. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-24. 
  8. ^ Structures listed under the main thoroughfares which they fall closest to. Thoroughfares included are: Woodward Ave., E. Jefferson Ave., Gratiot Ave., W. Fort St. (with W. Jefferson & Vernor), W. Grand River Ave., and Michigan Ave. Structures roughly equidistant from major streets are preferentially listed under streets given earlier in the previous list.
  9. ^ MEGHA SATYANARAYANA (July 31, 2011). "A final farewell to old Cass Tech". Detroit Free Press. 
  10. ^ AIA-Detroit (2006-01-10). "Look Inside: Top 10 Detroit Interiors". Model D. Retrieved 2008-07-04. 
  11. ^ National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: Withdrawal of National Historic Landmark Designation". Retrieved 2007-10-16. 

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