Garden Court Apartments (Detroit, Michigan)

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Garden Court Apartments
Location 2900 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates 42°20′22″N 83°1′9″W / 42.33944°N 83.01917°W / 42.33944; -83.01917Coordinates: 42°20′22″N 83°1′9″W / 42.33944°N 83.01917°W / 42.33944; -83.01917
Built 1915
Architect Albert Kahn
Architectural style Other
Governing body Private
MPS East Jefferson Avenue Residential TR
NRHP Reference # 85002937[1]
Added to NRHP October 09, 1985

The Garden Court Apartments is an apartment building located at 2900 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

Description[edit]

The Garden Court Apartments is an H-shaped building standing nine stories tall with a symmetrical façade facing Jefferson Avenue.[2] The lowest two stories are faced with limestone, while the remainder of the building is made from red brick. Two rounded bay window units rise the full nine stories.[2] The top story has limestone belt courses and window surrounds, and a balustrade runs along the edge of the flat roof.[2]

History[edit]

The Garden Court Apartments were constructed for J. Harrington Walker (of Hiram Walker & Sons) in 1915.[2] Walker lived across the street from the Garden Court; when the building was completed, he moved into one of the apartments.[2]

The building originally housed 32 very large luxury apartments.[2] Recently, the Garden Court Apartments have been converted to a condominium, with 65 one- two- and three-bedroom units.[3]

The building was featured in the television show Martin.[4]

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 Garden Court Apartments from the state of Michigan
  3. ^ Marge Colborn, "Hip bachelor bets on Detroit Garden Court condominium," The Detroit News, November 15, 2008
  4. ^ Garden Court Condominiums history

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