In the early 20th century, with the major development of Detroit's Washington Boulevard launched by the Book brothers, Louis Kamper was called to redesign the street wall of the area. As a result, the boulevard is now lined with several Kamper-designed buildings: the Book Building (1916), the Washington Boulevard Building (1922–23), the Book-Cadillac Hotel (1924), the Book Tower (1926), and the Industrial Building (1928). Other downtown works include the Cadillac Square Building (1918), demolished in 1978, and the Water Board Building (1928), one of his finest skyscrapers.
His residential architectural projects include the Châteauesque style Col. Frank J. Hecker House in Detroit, and the Italian Renaissance Revival style Murray Sales House (1917) in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.[note 1]
Louis Kamper styled the four architectural sculptures above the Michigan Avenue entrance to the Book-Cadillac Hotel which are, from left to right: Anthony Wayne, Antoine Cadillac, Chief Pontiac, and Robert Navarre.
- All buildings are located in Detroit, unless otherwise indicated.
Buildings designed by Louis Kamper include:
- Col. Frank J. Hecker House, 1888
- Marvin M. Stanton Home ("The Castle"), 1898
- Detroit International Fair and Exposition Building, 1889 (structure made entirely of wood)
- Hecker-Smiley Mansion (1889 Architectural Plans) (completed 1892)
- Hugo Scherer summer home, 1898
- Eighth Precinct Police Station, 1900–01
- Kamper Residence, 1910
- James Burgess Book Mansion, 1911
- George E Lawson Residence, 1913
- Roseland Park Mausoleum, 1914
- Book Building, 1916
- Murray Sales House, Grosse Pointe, Michigan, 1917
- Cornelius Ray Mansion, 1917
- Cadillac Square Building, 1918 (demolished, 1978)
- Washington Boulevard Building, 1922–23
- Carleton Plaza Hotel, 1923 (renovated into The Carlton Lofts)
- Book-Cadillac Hotel, 1924 - four sculptures above the Michigan Avenue entrance
- Park Avenue House, 1924 (demolished, 2015)
- Eddystone Building, 1924
- Park Avenue Hotel, 1924
- Book Tower (adjacent to the Book Building), 1926[note 2]
- Consolidated Bank Building, 1926
- Industrial Building, 1928
- Water Board Building, 1928
- David Broderick Tower (formerly the Eaton Tower), 1928
- Sutton Residence, 1931 - 175 Merriweather, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
- Bloomer and Nellie Gill House, Galion, Ohio (completed 1904)
- Louis Kamper at Find-A-Grave, Retrieved on July 8, 2009
- Book Tower and Book Building. Historic Detroit. Retrieved on November 8, 2013.
- National Park Service: Colonel Frank Hecker House
- Marvin M. Stanton Home. Detroit1701. Retrieved on November 8, 2013.
- James Burgess Book, Jr. Home. Detroit1701. Retrieved on November 8, 2013.
- George E Lawson Home. Historic Detroit.org.
- 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.