Griswold Building Senior Apartments


Griswold Building Senior Apartments

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location= Detroit, Michigan
lat_degrees = 42
lat_minutes = 19
lat_seconds = 58.77
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 83
long_minutes = 2
long_seconds = 56.23
long_direction = W
locmapin = Michigan
area =
built =1929
architect= Albert Kahn
architecture= Modern Movement
added = June 09, 1980
governing_body = Private
refnum=80001923cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-01-23|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]

The Griswold Building Senior Apartments is a tall apartment building in downtown Detroit, Michigan, located at 1214 Griswold Street.

History

The Griswold Building Senior Apartments was built in 1929 as an office building, known as the Griswold Building, [http://www.woodwardavenue.us/heritage/sites/view/?viewType=location&location=Detroit-Downtown&id=135 Griswold Building] from Woodward Avenue.] on the former site of the Miles Theatre.

Description

The Griswold Building stands 12 floors in height, with 127 units/rooms. The high-rise was designed in the Art Moderne architectural style, and is significant as an example of architect Albert Kahn's transition from Art Deco to Art Moderne. The facade is fivided into two portions: a lower, three-story portion faced with limestone and divided into nine bays, and an upper, nine-story portion constructed of brick with five center bays set back from the main facade.

Current use

The Griswold Building now contains apartments. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

References

External links

* [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=1214+Griswold+Street,+Detroit,+MI&ie=UTF8&z=19&ll=42.332872,-83.048975&spn=0.001124,0.003374&t=k&om=1 Google Maps location of Griswold Building Senior Apartments]
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=140773 Griswold Building Senior Apartments details at Emporis.com]
* [http://www.skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=28650 SkyscraperPage.com's Profile on Griswold Building Senior Apartments]


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