Griswold Street

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Griswold Street
Griswold Street looking north from State Street, with the former DDOT downtown layover area and Industrial-Stevens Apartments visible to the left.
Length0.5 mi (0.8 km)
South end M-10 in Detroit
M-85 in Detroit
North endClifford Street in Detroit
Griswold Street, circa 1900s

Griswold Street is a major north-south street in downtown Detroit, which passes through the city's Financial District lined with many of its most familiar and recognizable structures, such as the Guardian Building and One Woodward Avenue. Griswold Street also passes through the Capitol Park Historic District.

Tour of the buildings[edit]

The Detroit Financial District followed by the David Stott Building standing proudly in the distance, along Griswold Street. This view was taken from across the International Riverfront, in Dieppe Gardens in Windsor, Ontario.

This list below shows the information on the buildings located along Griswold Street. This list starts at Jefferson Avenue (south end), and heads northbound, terminating at Clifford Street.

Address Building Name Building use Year Built Architectural Style Floors Notes
West side of street East side of street
Detroit River/Hart Plaza
West Jefferson Avenue
1 Griswold Street One Griswold Street Church(Church of Scientology) 1927 neo-classical 9 Stands next to 150 West Jefferson Avenue
150 West Jefferson Avenue 150 West Jefferson office building 1989 postmodern 28 Stands on the site of the former Detroit Stock Exchange
1 Woodward Avenue One Woodward Avenue office building 1962 Modern architecture 26 built by Minoru Yamasaki Associates, designers of the now-destroyed World Trade Center in New York City.
West Larned Street
500 Griswold Street Guardian Building office building 1929 Art Deco 40 Known as the "Cathedral of Finance"
525 Griswold Street Griswold-Larned Parking Garage Parking garage 1968 modern architecture 9
535 Griswold Street Buhl Building office building 1925 Neo-Gothic and Romanesque 25
West Congress Street
615 Griswold Street Ford Building Office building 1909 Neo-classical and Neo-renaissance 21
645 Griswold Street Penobscot Building office building, conference center 1928 Art deco 47 Once the tallest building outside of New York City and Chicago
611 Woodward Avenue Chase Tower office building, bank 1959 modern architecture 14 Stands at the location of Detroit's first skyscraper, the Hammond Building
West Fort Street
719 Griswold Street Dime Building Office building 1923 Neo-classical 23
777 Woodward Avenue One Kennedy Square Office building 2006 modern architecture 10 Detroit's newest high-rise building
West Lafayette Street
751 Griswold Street The Olde Building lofts, restaurant 1927 neo-classical architecture 4 designed by Albert Kahn and Corrado Parducci
144 West Lafayette Lafayette Building office building 1923 neo-classical architecture 14 demolished 2010
Michigan Avenue
150 Griswold Street The Griswold ~ Capitol Park parking garage with ground floor retail 2008 modern 10 Roxbury Group bought the air rights above the garage in 2007 to construct 80 condos atop the structure, but plans were halted for the condo portion in January 2008 due to a weak economy.
1001 Woodward Avenue 1001 Woodward Avenue mixed-use 1965 International 25
1150 Griswold Street David Stott Building office building 1929 Art Deco 40
State Street
1212 Griswold Street United Way Community Services Building Charity, offices 1895 Neo-classical 12 United Way for Southeast Michigan moved into the building as its main tenant in 1987 ([1])
1214 Griswold Street Griswold Building Senior Apartments Apartment building (seniors' residence) 1929 Art moderne 12 Formerly an office building
Unknown address Capitol Park Park Unknown Unknown 1
Grand River Avenue
1457 Griswold Street Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue Synagogue 4 Last congregation-owned synagogue building in Detroit.
Clifford Street

See also[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.

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Coordinates: 42°19′49″N 83°02′49″W / 42.33027°N 83.04707°W / 42.33027; -83.04707