Chateau Frontenac Apartments

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Chateau Frontenac Apartments
Chateau Frontenac Apartments Detroit DEMOLISHED.jpg
Location 10410 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates 42°21′47″N 82°58′43″W / 42.36306°N 82.97861°W / 42.36306; -82.97861Coordinates: 42°21′47″N 82°58′43″W / 42.36306°N 82.97861°W / 42.36306; -82.97861
Built 1925
Architect J. Will Wilson, Otto Misch
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Other
Demolished c. 1995
Governing body Private
MPS East Jefferson Avenue Residential TR
NRHP Reference # 91000213[1]
Added to NRHP February 28, 1991

The Chateau Frontenac Apartments was an apartment building located at 10410 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991,[1] but was subsequently demolished.

Description[edit]

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.[2] The building was Mediterranean Revival with some French Gothic accents, and covered an "E"-shaped plan area.[2] The entranceway was through a tile-roofed projecting pavilion containing a terra cotta fountain with a dolphin motif.[2] Cartouches of terra cotta were placed between the top-floor windows, and decorative terra cotta eave brackets were beneath the roof. Three-sided multi-paned bay windows projected into the courtyard.[2]

History[edit]

The Chateau Frontenac Apartments was originally designed and owned by architect J. Will Wilson.[2] However, Wilson apparently had financial troubles during the construction of the building, and he was forced to sell the building in 1927.[2] The building had a succession of owners[2] from that time until its eventual demolition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Chateau Frontenac Apartments from the state of Michigan