Hammond Building

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Hammond Building
Hammond Building (Detroit).jpg
General information
Status Demolished
Type Commercial offices
Location 632-656 Griswold Street
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates 42°19′50″N 83°02′50″W / 42.3306°N 83.0471°W / 42.3306; -83.0471Coordinates: 42°19′50″N 83°02′50″W / 42.3306°N 83.0471°W / 42.3306; -83.0471
Completed 1889
Demolished 1956
Roof 45.72 m (150.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 10
Design and construction
Architect Harry W. J. Edbrooke

The Hammond Building was a high-rise building completed in 1889 at the corner of Griswold Street and West Fort Street in the financial district of downtown Detroit, Michigan. The 46 m (151 ft) building was designed by Harry W. J. Edbrooke, and is considered the first historic steel-framed skyscraper in the city, and was the tallest in the state when built. Russel Wheel & Foundry supplied and erected the iron and structural steel for the building. The Hammond Building was demolished in 1956 to make way for the National Bank of Detroit Building, which has since been renamed The Qube.[3] At 12 stories, the steel-framed United Way Community Services Building (1895), originally the Chamber of Commerce Building, qualifies as Detroit's oldest existing skyscraper.[4][5]


  1. ^ Hammond Building at Emporis
  2. ^ Hammond Building at SkyscraperPage
  3. ^ Chase Tower. Emporis. Retrieved December 4, 2010.
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ United Way Community Services Building.Emporis.com. Retrieved on December 4, 2010.

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