Herman Strasburg House


Herman Strasburg House

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caption = Herman Strasburg House on Cass
location= Detroit, Michigan
lat_degrees = 42
lat_minutes = 21
lat_seconds = 35
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 83
long_minutes = 4
long_seconds = 9
long_direction = W
locmapin = Michigan
area =
built =1915
architect= Marcus R. Burrowes
architecture= Other
added = April 29, 1986
governing_body = State
mpsub=University--Cultural Center Phase I MRA
refnum=86001036cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2008-04-15|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]

The Herman Strasburg House is located at 5415 Cass Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. It is now known as the Wayne State University Music Annex

History

Herman Strasburg was born in Detroit in 1860. [http://www.detroit1701.org/Strasburg%20Residence.html Herman Strasburg House] from Detroit1701.org] After graduating from high school in 1876, he joined his father's dancing school, eventually managing the business.

In 1915, Strasburg and his wife Ida hired architect Marcus R. Burrowes to design this house on Cass. The Strasburg family occupied the home until 1925, [http://www.woodwardavenue.us/heritage/sites/view/?viewType=alphabetical&letter=H&id=139 Herman Strasburg House] from Woodward Avenue] although it is not clear if the house was used as a private residence or a dance studio. From 1931 to 1944, the house was used as a combined music school and a private home. In 1949, Wayne State University bought the property, using it first as the Wayne University Choral Studio and later as the Wayne State University Music Annex.

Architecture

The Herman Strasburg house is one of the best example of English Tudor architecture in Detroit. The second story is characteristically half-timbered, while the ground floor is covered in attractive brickwork.

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