Helen Newberry Nurses Home

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Helen Newberry Nurses Home
Facade of the Helen Newberry Nurses Home facing John R. Street
Location 100 East Willis Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates 42°21′7.5″N 83°3′31.5″W / 42.352083°N 83.058750°W / 42.352083; -83.058750Coordinates: 42°21′7.5″N 83°3′31.5″W / 42.352083°N 83.058750°W / 42.352083; -83.058750
Built 1898
Architect Nettleton & Kahn
Architectural style Unknown
NRHP Reference # 08000576[1]
Added to NRHP July 03, 2008

The Helen Newberry Nurses Home is a multi-unit residential building located at 100 East Willis Avenue (at the corner of Willis and John R.) in Midtown Detroit, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.[1]


Detroit's Grace Hospital opened in 1888; the next year Grace Hospital Training School for Nurses was opened under the direction of Eugenie Hibbard.[2] The first class had fourteen students. Grace Hospital Training School was one of the first training schools for nurses in the United States.[2] By 1898, it was recognized that student nurses needed nearby housing while attending the Training School. The Helen Newberry Nurses Home was built to house these nursing students.[3] Funds to construct the building were donated by Helen Handy Newberry, wife of John Stoughton Newberry and mother of Truman Handy Newberry. Architects Nettleton & Kahn designed the building.[3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b The Grace Hospital Collection, Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University
  3. ^ a b "Seven Michigan Properties Added to the National Register of Historic Places," press release, Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libraries (HAL), Aug. 7, 2008