Fyfe Building

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Fyfe Building
Fyfe Building Detroit.jpg
General information
Type Residential
Architectural style Neo-Gothic
Location 10 W. Adams Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
United States
Coordinates 42°20′14″N 83°03′05″W / 42.33709°N 83.0513°W / 42.33709; -83.0513Coordinates: 42°20′14″N 83°03′05″W / 42.33709°N 83.0513°W / 42.33709; -83.0513
Construction started 1916
Completed 1919
Roof 177 ft (54 m)
Technical details
Floor count 14
Design and construction
Architect SmithGroup

The Fyfe Building stands at 10 W. Adams Avenue, at the corner of Adams Ave. and Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit, Michigan. It faces onto Central United Methodist Church, and Grand Circus Park.

The high-rise building was constructed in 1916, and is one of Detroit's oldest; it was finished in 1919, and was constructed in the neo-gothic architectural style. It stands at 14 floors, and has 65 residential units. For many years it had a Fyfe shoe store at the retail street level and offices in the upper stories. The building is mainly used as a residential building, but has some retail and a bar[1] at street level.


Fyfe Building c. 1920

References and further reading[edit]

  • Hill, Eric J. and John Gallagher (2002). AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3120-3. 
  • Meyer, Katherine Mattingly and Martin C.P. McElroy with Introduction by W. Hawkins Ferry, Hon A.I.A. (1980). Detroit Architecture A.I.A. Guide Revised Edition. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-1651-4. 
  • Sharoff, Robert (2005). American City: Detroit Architecture. Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3270-6. 

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