Griswold Building Senior Apartments

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Griswold Building
GriswoldBuildingDetroit.jpg
Location 1214 Griswold Street
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates 42°19′58.77″N 83°2′56.23″W / 42.3329917°N 83.0489528°W / 42.3329917; -83.0489528Coordinates: 42°19′58.77″N 83°2′56.23″W / 42.3329917°N 83.0489528°W / 42.3329917; -83.0489528
Built 1929
Architect Albert Kahn
Architectural style Modern Movement
Governing body Private
Part of Capitol Park Historic District (#99000338)
NRHP Reference # 80001923[1]
Added to NRHP June 09, 1980

The Griswold Building Senior Apartments is an apartment building located at 1214 Griswold Street in Downtown Detroit, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

History[edit]

The Griswold Building was built in 1929 as an office building,[2] on the former site of the Miles Theatre, and was later converted to residential use.[3]

Description[edit]

The Griswold Building stands 12 floors in height, with 127 units/rooms. The high-rise was designed by Albert Kahn in the Art Moderne architectural style, and is significant as an example of the architect's transition from Art Deco to Art Moderne.[2] The façade is divided into two sections: a lower, three-story portion faced with limestone and divided into nine bays, and an upper, nine-story portion constructed of brick with five center bays set back from the main façade.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b c Griswold Building from Woodward Avenue.
  3. ^ 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.  P. 76.

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