Industrial Building (Detroit)

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Industrial Building
General information
Type residential
Location 1410 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates 42°20′02″N 83°03′02″W / 42.3338°N 83.0505°W / 42.3338; -83.0505Coordinates: 42°20′02″N 83°03′02″W / 42.3338°N 83.0505°W / 42.3338; -83.0505
Completed 1928
Roof 73 m (240 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 22
Design and construction
Architect Louis Kamper
Industrial Building
Part of Washington Boulevard Historic District (#99000338)
Designated CP March 18, 1999

The Industrial Building is a high-rise built in 1928 in the Washington Boulevard Historic District of downtown Detroit, Michigan. It is located at 1410 Washington Boulevard, and occupies the northeast corner on Grand River Avenue and Washington Boulevard. The currently residential building stands 22 storeys tall, with 21 above-ground floors, and one basement level. Architect Louis Kamper designed the Book Tower (left) and the Industrial Building (right), both of which are pictured.

Industrial Building seen to the left, rising behind the Farwell Building

The former Industrial Bank building was designed with a mixture of art deco and art moderne architectural designs. The roof has a very intricate design of limestone cornices. It has arched windows, reminiscent of the art deco style of architecture.

A fire struck the building in February 2003, temporarily displacing over 100 residents.


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