George W. Loomer House

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George W. Loomer House
Location 71 West Hancock Street
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates 42°21′20″N 83°3′52″W / 42.35556°N 83.06444°W / 42.35556; -83.06444Coordinates: 42°21′20″N 83°3′52″W / 42.35556°N 83.06444°W / 42.35556; -83.06444
Built 1888
Architect Almon C. Varney
Architectural style Richardsonian Romanesque
Governing body Private
Part of Warren-Prentis Historic District (#97001477)
NRHP Reference # 94000753[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 22, 1994
Designated CP December 01, 1997

The George W. Loomer House is a private residence located at 71 West Hancock Street in Midtown Detroit, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[1]


This Richardsonian Romanesque structure was designed by architect Almon C. Varney in 1888 for George W. Loomer.[2] The building originally had an insured value of $4,300, a sizeable sum in 1888.[3] It has been converted from a single-family home to apartments, but the exterior has not been changed.[2]


The exterior of this home features a two-story turret with a conical roof and an arched porch.[2] The massive stone basement lifts the house a full meter in to the air.[4] The home is directly adjacent to the Mulford T. Hunter House; the two are the only remaining buildings from the 19th century in what was at the time one of Detroit's most fashionable areas.[3]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c George W. Loomer House from the city of Detroit
  3. ^ a b George W. Loomer House from the state of Michigan
  4. ^ George W. Loomer House from

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.