Milner Arms Apartments

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Milner Arms Apartments
(Hotel Stevenson)
Milner Arms Apartments - Detroit Michigan.jpg
View from Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Location 40 Davenport Street
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates 42°20′50″N 83°3′33″W / 42.34722°N 83.05917°W / 42.34722; -83.05917Coordinates: 42°20′50″N 83°3′33″W / 42.34722°N 83.05917°W / 42.34722; -83.05917
Built 1913
Architect Joseph P. Jogerst
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Colonial Revival
MPS Cass Farm MPS
NRHP Reference # 97001095[1]
Added to NRHP September 22, 1997

The Milner Arms Apartments, originally known as the Hotel Stevenson, is a high rise building located at 40 Davenport Street in Midtown Detroit, Michigan; it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[1] It is adjacent to, but not part of, the Cass-Davenport Historic District.


Early in the 20th century, Charles Hugh Stevenson, his brother, and his father-in-law founded the Davenport Realty Company.[2] Stevenson was a writer and lawyer and was internationally recognized for work in the hotel industry.[2]

In 1913, the Davenport Realty Company built the Hotel Stevenson (named for Charles Hugh Stevenson), which was designed to house the influx of male, transient, workers who came to Detroit to work in the booming auto industry.[2] The hotel architect was Joseph P. Jogerst.[3] The structure was designed as an apartment hotel, offering primarily efficiency and one bedroom units, rather than the two to four-room suites contained in typical apartment buildings of the time.[2] The building is still in operation and is managed by Broder & Sachse Real Estate Services, Inc.


  1. ^ a b Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c d Hotel Stevenson from the city of Detroit
  3. ^ Ren Farley. "Hotel Stevenson / Milner Arms Apartments". Retrieved February 16, 2011.