Chatsworth Apartments

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Chatsworth Apartments
Location 630 Merrick Street
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates 42°21′27″N 83°4′16″W / 42.35750°N 83.07111°W / 42.35750; -83.07111Coordinates: 42°21′27″N 83°4′16″W / 42.35750°N 83.07111°W / 42.35750; -83.07111
Built 1927
Architect Pollmar, Ropes & Lundy
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Other
Governing body State
MPS University-Cultural Center Phase II MRA
NRHP Reference # 86001001[1]
Added to NRHP May 01, 1986

The Chatsworth Apartments is an apartment building located at 630 Merrick Street in Midtown Detroit, Michigan, within the campus of Wayne State University. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]


The Chatsworth Apartments is a nine-story apartment building, built of reinforced concrete with tan-colored brick and tile.[2] The apartment building was constructed at a cost of approximately $560,000 to accommodate the influx of residents into Detroit in the 1920s.[2] It included an underground parking garage with a sixty-five car capacity - an uncommon feature at the time.[2]

As of 2008, the building is owned by Wayne State University, and is used as housing for graduate and professional students.[3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ a b c Chatsworth Apartments from the state of Michigan
  3. ^ Chatsworth Tower Apartments from Wayne State University