List of buildings located along Woodward Avenue, Detroit

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Historic Merchant's Row on Woodward between Campus Martius Park and Grand Circus Park in downtown Detroit, just south of the David Whitney Building.
Fox Theatre lights up 'Foxtown' in downtown Detroit
St. John's Episcopal Church
Col. Frank J. Hecker House (1891), 5510 Woodward, designed by Louis Kamper after Château de Chenonceaux.

The list below shows the information on the buildings along Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, USA. This list begins at Woodward's southern terminus at the Detroit River and proceeds north to the Detroit city limits at Eight Mile Road, also known as M-102.

Address Name Use Built Style Floors Notes
West side
of street
East side
of street
Detroit River/Hart Plaza
contains Horace E. Dodge and Son Memorial Fountain, designed by Isamu Noguchi, and Noguchi's Pylon Tower
Jefferson Avenue
Joe Louis' Fist
1 Woodward Avenue One Woodward Avenue Office building 1962 Modern 29 designed by Yamasaki Associates, designers of the now-destroyed World Trade Center in New York City. Has 28 above-ground floors, one basement floor.
2 Woodward Avenue Coleman A. Young Municipal Center City hall and courthouse 1954 International 21 20 above-ground floors, one basement floor; Spirit of Detroit Sculpture at the entrance
Larned Street
500 Griswold Street Guardian Building Office building 1929 Art Deco 40 Known as the "Cathedral of Finance"
500 Woodward Avenue One Detroit Center Office building 1993 Gothic Revival,
postmodern
45 43 above-ground floors, two basement floors; one of two planned towers
501 Woodward Detroit Federal Savings and Loan Building Office building 1971 Modern 5 Constructed on a lot "left-over" after Woodward was widened in the 1950s
Congress Street
600 Woodward Avenue Vinton Building Office building 1916 Neoclassical 14 12 above-ground floors, two basement floors
608 Woodward Avenue Martin Limbach Hardware Store Building retail/restaurant 1877 Victorian Commercial 5
611 Griswold Street The Qube Office building 1959 Modern 14 Previously the National Bank of Detroit Building, Bank One Tower and Chase Tower, but commonly called the "Cheese Grater Building" due to its appearance, stands at the location of Detroit's first skyscraper, the Hammond Building
660 Woodward Avenue First National Building Office building 1922 Neoclassical 28 26 above-ground floors, 2 below-ground floors
West Fort Street | Cadillac Square
Campus Martius Park
777 Woodward Avenue One Kennedy Square Office building 2006 Modern 13 10 above-ground floors, three below-ground floors
Michigan Avenue | Monroe Street
One Campus Martius Compuware World Headquarters Office building 2003 Modern 20 18 above-ground floors, two below-ground floors
1001 Woodward Avenue 1001 Woodward Mixed-use skyscraper 1965 International 25 23 above-ground floors, two mechanical floors, previously known as the First Federal Savings Building
1075 Woodward Avenue 1001 Woodward Parking Garage Parking garage 2006 Modern 12
Gratiot Avenue | State Street
1206 Woodward Avenue Former site of J. L. Hudson Department Store and Addition Office building, department store 1923–1946 Chicago School 33 29 above-ground floors, four below-ground floors
Grand River Avenue
1545 Woodward Avenue Himelhoch Apartments Apartment building 1901 Renaissance Revival 8 The structure was originally built as an office and retail building and was later leased to upscale women's department store Himmelhoch Brothers from 1923 to 1977.
Clifford Street | John R Street
1500 Woodward Avenue Wright-Kay Building mixed use 1891 Queen Anne 6 Originally known as the Schwankovsky Temple of Music; occupied 1920-78 by Wright-Kay Jewelers currently, a nightclub and residences
1553 Woodward Avenue David Whitney Building Office building (vacant) 1915 Renaissance revival 19 Facade renovated in 1959
10 Witherell Street David Broderick Tower Office building 1928 Chicago School,
Beaux-Arts
35 2 basement floors; converted to apartments in 2012[1]
Park Avenue | Witherell Street
Grand Circus Park
contains the Thomas Edison Memorial Fountain, monuments to mayors William C. Maybury and Hazen S. Pingree and a fountain honoring Governor Russell Alger by Daniel Chester French.
1600-1601 Woodward Avenue Grand Circus Park Garage Parking garage 1957 unknown -2 The underground garage was built under the two portions of the park in 1957.[2] The eastern portion accommodates 250 cars and the western portion accommodates 540.[3]
Adams Street
10 West Adams Street Fyfe Building Apartment Building 1919 Gothic Revival 14 Constructed as offices and retail; later converted to apartments with retail space at street level
23 East Adams Street Central United Methodist Church Methodist Church 1867, 1930 Gothic Revival 6
Elizabeth Street
2115 Woodward Avenue The Fillmore Detroit (formerly State/Palms Theatre) Theatre/Nightclub with Offices 1925 Gothic Revival 12 Building housing the theatre is named the Palms Building
Columbia Street
2211 Woodward Avenue Fox Theatre Theatre and Offices 1928 Art Deco 10 Largest "Fox Theatre" in United States
Montcalm Street
2301 Woodward City Theatre Restaurant/Theatre 2004 Modern 3
2326 Woodward St. John's Episcopal Church Episcopal Church 1861 Gothic Revival 3
Fisher Freeway (Interstate 75)
Unknown addresses Brush Park subdivision 1800s Victorian NA
3424 Woodward Bonstelle Theatre Theatre 1903 Beaux-Arts,
Neoclassical
Home of Temple Beth El until 1922 when the congregation moved to 8801 Woodward and the building was converted to a theatre; purchased by Wayne State University in 1956.
100 East Mack Avenue Red Cross of Southeast Michigan health center, offices 1973 Modern 3
Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard | Mack Avenue
3501 Woodward Avenue Orchestra Tower Apartment building Modern 11
3663 Woodward Avenue Orchestra Place Offices/Classrooms 1997 Modern 5 Part of the Orchestra Place Complex, which includes the 6-floor Detroit School of Arts. Houses offices for the University of Michigan Detroit Centre, Detroit Medical Centre, and Detroit School of Arts.
Parsons Street
3711 Woodward Avenue Orchestra Hall (Max M. Fisher Music Center) Concert hall 1919, 2003 Italianate,
Modern
4 Home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Alexandrine Street
4 East Alexandrine Bicentennial Tower apartment building 1976 Modern 12
3390 John R Detroit Medical Center Hospital Complex 1921–1997 various >10 Complex of six hospitals, affiliated clinics, partner institutions and Wayne State University Medical School
4126 Woodward Majestic Theatre Theatre, Bowling Lanes, restaurant 1915, 1934 Art Deco 3
Canfield Street
4221 Woodward Avenue David Whitney House restaurant 1894 Romanesque Revival 3 Constructed as a residence, previously housed offices, converted to a restaurant in 1986
4501 Woodward Avenue Studio 1 Apartments apartment building 2007 modern 5 Constructed in partnership with Wayne State University; features one and two bedroom apartments on the upper floors with retail at street level[4]
Forest Avenue
33 East Forest First Congregational Church Congregational church 1891 Romanesque Revival/Byzantine
Hancock Street
4800 Woodward Cathedral Church of St. Paul Episcopal church, school 1905, 1951 Gothic Revival
Warren Avenue
100 East Farnsworth Rackham Memorial Building University classrooms and offices 1938 Art Deco 3 Home of the University of Michigan Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies
5057 Woodward Avenue Maccabees Building Offices, classrooms 1927 Art Deco,
Romanesque Revival
15 Part of Wayne State University
5200 Woodward Avenue Detroit Institute of Arts Art museum 1927, 1966, 1971, 2007 Beaux-Arts,
Renaissance Revival
5? Second-largest municipally-owned museum in the United States
5201 Woodward Avenue Detroit Public Library Library 1921, 1963 Renaissance Revival,
International
5
Kirby Street
5401 Woodward Avenue Detroit Historical Museum museum 1951 International 4 Has two floors of galleries above ground and one below; the third floor houses administrative offices
15 East Kirby Street The Park Shelton condominiums 1926 Chicago school,
Italianate
12 Opened as a residential hotel; converted to apartments in the 1970s and to condominiums in 2004
Ferry Street
5510 Woodward Avenue Col. Frank J. Hecker House offices 1888 French Châteauesque 3 Served as residence to the Hecker family until 1947 and a music store until 1990, restored and converted to offices in 1990
71 East Ferry Avenue Charles Lang Freer House offices 1887 Queen Anne
Shingle Style
3 Freer was business partner of Frank Hecker; the structure originally housed the The Peacock Room by James McNeill Whistler; Has housed offices for Merrill-Palmer Institute since 1923
Edsel Ford Freeway (Interstate 94)
5930 Woodward Avenue Our Lady of the Rosary Church Roman Catholic Church 1896, 1907 Romanesque Revival 2 Constructed as St. Joseph's Episcopal Church in 1896 and purchased by a Catholic congregation in 1907
11 West Baltimore Avenue Detroit Amtrak station Train station 1988
Grand Boulevard
Site of first traffic light in Michigan
Chandler Street| Delaware Street
8000 Woodward Avenue Metropolitan United Methodist Church Church 1926 Gothic Revival 7 (bell tower) Houses the second largest pipe organ in Michigan
Philadelphia Street
8501 Woodward Avenue Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church vacant 1911 Gothic Revival
8801 Woodward Avenue Lighthouse Cathedral Church 1921–1922 Neoclassical Home of congregation of Temple Beth El until 1974
Boston Boulevard
9944 Woodward Avenue Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament church 1913–1951 Gothic Revival Sanctuary completed in 1930 and selected as cathedral in 1937; towers and facade completed in 1951
Davison Freeway (M-8)
91 Manchester Avenue Highland Park Ford Plant Automobile plant 1908–1910 Unknown
(Industrial)
4 Currently stores documents and artifacts from the Henry Ford Museum, as the plant has not been in use since 1978 (activity shifted to the River Rouge Complex in the 1920s, trim activity continued until 1978)
West McNichols Road
19013 Woodward Palmer Park Park and Golf course 1924 Unknown  ? U.S. Senator Thomas Witherell Palmer donated 140-acre (57 ha) to establish the park in 1893 that now encompasses 296-acre (120 ha) and houses a golf course, picnic areas, playgrounds, a log cabin and a fountain honoring local businessman Charles Merrill
West Seven Mile Road
19807 Woodward Evergreen Cemetery Cemetery 1905 Unknown 2 (mausoleum)
19975 Woodward Woodlawn Cemetery Cemetery 1895 Gothic Revival 2 (mausoleum)
West State Fair Avenue
1120 West State Fair Avenue Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum Michigan State Fair fairgrounds 1922 Italianate 3
West Eight Mile Road (M-102)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broderick Tower Renovation: Detroit Landmark Shows Off Swank New Apartments". Huffington Post. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  2. ^ "William Cotter Maybury Monument - Old photos". HistoricDetroit.org. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  3. ^ "Public Parking Facilities". City of Detroit. Retrieved 2014-01-30. 
  4. ^ John Gallagher (8 December 2007). "A Chance to Build Up Detroit". Detroit Free Press (Studio 1 Apartments). Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  • 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. 

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