Griswold Building Senior Apartments
|Location||1214 Griswold Street
|Architectural style||Modern Movement|
|Part of||Capitol Park Historic District (#99000338)|
|NRHP Reference #||80001923|
|Added to NRHP||June 09, 1980|
The Albert, formally the Griswold Building, named after architect Albert Kahn, located at 1214 Griswold Street in Downtown Detroit, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
The Albert is nearing a complete renovation, as of September 2014, of all 127 apartments in the Capitol Park area of downtown Detroit. The renovation converted the building’s HUD Section-8 senior housing to market-rate apartments. Additionally there will be 14,000 square feet of retail space on the building’s first floor.
The Albert 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. 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.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- Griswold Building from Woodward Avenue.
- 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.
- "The Albert Nears Complete Renovation, Interior Fuses History into Design".
- The Albert—Website
- The Albert, Fun and stylish highlights the architect's design—Detroit News January 8, 2015
- Google Maps location of The Albert
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