United States Immigration Station (Detroit, Michigan)

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United States Immigration Station
Rosa Parks Federal Building Detroit 1.jpg
Location 333 Mount Elliott Street
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates 42°20′36″N 83°0′37″W / 42.34333°N 83.01028°W / 42.34333; -83.01028Coordinates: 42°20′36″N 83°0′37″W / 42.34333°N 83.01028°W / 42.34333; -83.01028
NRHP Reference # 13000322[1]
Added to NRHP May 22, 2013

The United States Immigration Station is a government building located at 333 Mount Elliott Street in Detroit, Michigan. It is currently known as the Rosa Parks Federal Building,[2] and houses the Detroit Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.[3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.[1]


In 1853, a section of land on the corner of Mt Elliott and Jefferson Avenues in Detroit was set aside for the purpose of constructing a Marine Hospital.[4] The original hospital was completed in 1857, and sited 225 feet off Jefferson.[4] The hospital opened the same year, with Zina Pitcher as the first physician in charge.

At some point, additional structures were built to support the hospital, including a building to house nurses on the corner of Mount Elliott and Jefferson.[5] The hospital was eventually moved to a new building farther east, and the Detroit Border Patrol Station was installed in the nurse's quarters.[6] A modern addition was constructed in the rear of the building in 1964.[6] The building was designated the "Rosa Parks Federal Building" in 2005.[7]

In 2014, the building received extensive interior renovations and updates.

If interested in more information about immigration stations, please visit United States Immigration Station, Angel Island.


  1. ^ a b "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 5/20/13 through 5/24/13". National Park Service. May 31, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Michigan Federal Buildings". US General Services Administration. 
  3. ^ "Enforcement and Removal Operations, Immigration and Customs Enforcement". US Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b United States Marine Hospital Service (1896), Annual Report of the Supervising Surgeon General of the Marine Hospital Service of the United States, U.S. Government Printing Office, pp. 264–266 
  5. ^ United States Congress; House Committee on Appropriations (1920), Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill, 1921: Hearing Before Subcommittee of House Committee on Appropriations in Charge of the Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill for 1921, U.S. Government Printing Office, pp. 49–50 
  6. ^ a b "Detroit Station". US Customs and Border Patrol. 10/03/2012. Retrieved June 4, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ "Detroit Events Will Honor Rosa Parks". The Toledo Blade.