National Register of Historic Places listings

49 stops · 5 hrs by Driving
Created by Jerry Paffendorf

The locations, descriptions, and pictures in this tour are taken from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Detroit,_Michigan . "This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Detroit, Michigan. It is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places located in Detroit, Michigan, United States but outside of the Downtown Detroit and Midtown Detroit neighborhoods."

1

Alden Park Towers

8100 E. Jefferson Ave

The Alden Park Towers were built in 1922 south of Jefferson to take advantage of the natural beauty of the Detroit River. This structure is one of the few large apartment buildings constructed in Detroit.

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11.4 km from Alden Park Towers to Alger Theater
Head northwest toward E Jefferson Ave
Restricted usage road
(0.2 km)
Turn right onto E Jefferson Ave (2.5 km)
Turn left onto Conner Creek Greenway/St Jean St
Continue to follow St Jean St
(2.9 km)
Turn right onto Shoemaker St (0.4 km)
Turn left onto Conner St (0.5 km)
Take the ramp onto I-94 E (3.3 km)
Take exit 222B for Harper Ave (0.2 km)
Merge onto E Edsel Ford Service Dr E (24 m)
Turn right onto Haverhill St (0.3 km)
Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto Outer Dr E (0.6 km)
Turn right to stay on Outer Dr E (0.6 km)

2

Alger Theater

16451 E. Warren Ave

The Art Moderne Alger Theater is one of only two remaining intact and unchanged neighborhood theaters in the city of Detroit (the second being the Redford Theatre). The theater is owned by Friends of the Alger Theater, a non profit organization dedicated to refurbishing and reopening the theater.

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18.0 km from Alger Theater to Antietam Street-Grand Trunk Railroad Bridge
Head southeast on Outer Dr E toward E Warren Ave (25 m)
Make a U-turn at E Warren Ave (0.6 km)
Continue straight onto Whittier Ave (0.6 km)
Turn left onto E Edsel Ford Service Dr (47 m)
Take the ramp on the left onto I-94 W (10.4 km)
Take exit 216A for Interstate 75 S toward Toledo (1.5 km)
Merge onto I-75 S (1.9 km)
Continue onto I-375 S (signs for Interstate 375/Civic Center) (2.0 km)
Continue onto Interstate 375 Business (Spur)/E Jefferson Ave (0.3 km)
Turn right onto Randolph Street (0.2 km)
Turn left onto E Congress St (0.2 km)
Turn right onto Woodward Ave (0.1 km)
Turn right onto Cadillac Square
Destination will be on the left
(37 m)

3

Antietam Street-Grand Trunk Railroad Bridge

Antietam St. and Grand Trunk Railroad

The Antietam Street bridge (along with the nearby Chestnut Street bridge) was built in the late 1920s and early 1930s as part of Detroit's program to separate railroad and street grades. It runs over what was once the Grand Trunk Railroad, and is now the Dequindre Cut. The bridge was demolished due to structural deficiencies.

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9.6 km from Antietam Street-Grand Trunk Railroad Bridge to Arden Park-East Boston Historic District
Head east on Cadillac Square toward Bates St (0.2 km)
Turn right onto Randolph Street (0.2 km)
Turn right onto E Jefferson Ave (0.8 km)
Continue onto M-10 N/John C Lodge Fwy (6.9 km)
Take exit 5C toward Hamilton Ave/Chicago Blvd (0.3 km)
Merge onto John C Lodge Service Dr (signs for Hamilton Ave/Chicago Blvd) (76 m)
Continue onto Hamilton Ave (0.1 km)
Turn right onto Chicago Blvd (0.8 km)
Turn left onto Woodward Ave (0.2 km)

4

Arden Park-East Boston Historic District

E. Boston Ave and Woodward Ave

The Arden Park-East Boston Historic District was platted in the 1890s east of Woodward in what was then the far northern reaches of Detroit. The neighborhood was platted with large lots to attract wealthier residents of Detroit; some of the neighborhood's first residents included Frederick Fisher, John Dodge, and J.L. Hudson. The neighborhood, along with nearby Boston-Edison (also on the register) remained a premier address for residential living in Detroit.

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14.0 km from Arden Park-East Boston Historic District to Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church
Head southeast on Woodward Ave toward Chicago Blvd (0.8 km)
Turn left onto Holbrook Ave (1.1 km)
Turn right onto Chrysler Service Dr/Interstate 75 Frontage Rd (54 m)
Take the Interstate 75 S ramp on the left (0.3 km)
Merge onto I-75 S (1.3 km)
Take exit 53B to merge onto I-94 E toward Port Huron (5.5 km)
Take exit 219 for M-3/Gratiot Ave (0.4 km)
Turn right onto M-3 N/Gratiot Ave (4.5 km)

5

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church

13770 Gratiot Ave

This Roman Catholic parish was started in 1830 by German immigrnats. The church is known as the Assumption Grotto Church, due to the popularity of the grotto, completed in 1881, which was built as a replica of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France. The church complex includes the grotto, a 1929 church, a rectory, convent, and cemetery.

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7.6 km from Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church to Edmund Atkinson School
Head northeast on Gratiot Ave toward Greiner St (5 m)
Turn left onto Greiner St (1.8 km)
Turn right onto Hoover St (0.8 km)
Turn left onto Seven Mile E (4.2 km)
Turn left onto Hasse Ave (0.4 km)
Turn left onto E Hildale St (86 m)
Turn right onto Healy Ave (79 m)
Turn left
Destination will be on the right
(0.2 km)

6

Edmund Atkinson School

4900 E. Hildale St

The Edmund Atkinson School was built as an elementary school in 1927. Detroit Public Schools closed the building in 2007, and in 2010 sold it to National Heritage Academy for $600,000. The building has reopened as Legacy Charter Academy.

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15.6 km from Edmund Atkinson School to John N. Bagley House
Head east toward Fenelon St (57 m)
Turn left onto Fenelon St (89 m)
Turn right at the 1st cross street onto E Hildale St (84 m)
Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Conley St (0.4 km)
Turn right onto Nevada Ave (0.9 km)
Turn left onto Ryan Rd (1.2 km)
Turn right onto E Davison St (0.4 km)
Continue onto M-8 W (0.6 km)
Take the exit onto I-75 S toward Toledo (8.6 km)
Continue onto I-375 S (signs for Interstate 375/Civic Center) (1.3 km)
Take the exit toward Jefferson Ave E (0.2 km)
Merge onto Chrysler Service Dr (0.2 km)
Turn left onto E Jefferson Ave
Destination will be on the left
(1.6 km)

7

John N. Bagley House

2921 E. Jefferson Ave

This two-and-one-half-story structure is still one of the finest of Detroit's Richardsonian Romanesque houses. Built of dark brick and brown stone, it has a massive gable roof and a conical-roofed tower with conical roof. The facade contains multiple surface and window treatment, including sculptutal elements by Julius Melchers around the entrance.

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1.7 km from John N. Bagley House to Belle Isle
Head northeast on E Jefferson Ave toward McDougall St (1.7 km)

8

Belle Isle

Jefferson and E Grand

Belle Isle is a 982-acre (3.97 km2) island park in the Detroit River, home to the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, the Detroit Yacht Club, the Detroit Boat Club, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, a Coast Guard post, and a municipal golf course. It is the largest island park in the United States.

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11.5 km from Belle Isle to Boston-Edison Historic District
Head northwest on E Jefferson Ave toward E Jefferson Ave (3.2 km)
Turn right onto Chrysler Dr/Chrysler Service Dr (0.2 km)
Take the ramp on the left onto I-375 N (1.4 km)
Continue onto I-75 N (4.7 km)
Take exit 55 toward Holbrook Ave/Caniff Ave (0.3 km)
Merge onto Chrysler Service Dr (88 m)
Turn left onto Holbrook Ave (1.2 km)
Turn right onto Woodward Ave (0.4 km)

9

Boston-Edison Historic District

Edison St and Woodward

The Boston-Edison Historic District is a historic neighborhood consisting of over 900 homes. Historically significant residents include Henry Ford, James Couzens, Horace Rackham, Peter E. Martin, C. Harold Wills, Clarence W. Avery, Sebastian S. Kresge, and Clarence Burton. It is one of the largest residential historic district in the nation.

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9.9 km from Boston-Edison Historic District to Joseph Campau House
Head southeast on Woodward Ave toward Kenilworth St (0.4 km)
Turn left onto Holbrook Ave (1.1 km)
Turn right onto Chrysler Service Dr/Interstate 75 Frontage Rd (54 m)
Take the Interstate 75 S ramp on the left (0.3 km)
Merge onto I-75 S (4.6 km)
Continue onto I-375 S (signs for Interstate 375/Civic Center) (1.3 km)
Take the exit toward Jefferson Ave E (0.2 km)
Merge onto Chrysler Service Dr (0.2 km)
Turn left onto E Jefferson Ave (1.6 km)
Turn right onto Jos Campau (84 m)
Turn left onto Woodbridge St
Destination will be on the left
(61 m)

10

Joseph Campau House

2910 E. Jefferson Ave

The Joseph Campau House, built on land that was originally part of the Joseph Campau farm, is one of the oldest residences in Detroit. The house is a simply constructed two-story house with a symmetrical three-bay facade.

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6.5 mi from Joseph Campau House to Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament
Head southwest on Woodbridge St toward Jos Campau (200 ft)
Turn right onto Jos Campau (276 ft)
Turn left onto E Jefferson Ave (0.9 mi)
Turn right onto Chrysler Dr/Chrysler Service Dr (0.1 mi)
Take the ramp on the left onto I-375 N (0.9 mi)
Continue onto I-75 N (2.9 mi)
Take exit 55 toward Holbrook Ave/Caniff Ave (0.2 mi)
Merge onto Chrysler Service Dr (289 ft)
Turn left onto Holbrook Ave (0.8 mi)
Turn right onto Woodward Ave
Destination will be on the right
(0.6 mi)

11

Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament

9844-9854 Woodward Ave

The Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament is the home of the Archdiocese of Detroit since its inception in 1938. Construction of the church started in 1913, but proceeded rather slowly. The interior was finished in 1930, and the exterior was not finished until 1951 with the construction of the towers.

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0.5 mi from Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament to Central Woodward Christian Church
Head southeast on Woodward Ave toward W Boston Blvd (0.5 mi)

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Central Woodward Christian Church

9000 Woodward Ave

This church was built by the Disciples of Christ in Detroit, in the mid-1920s as their second church in Detroit. In the 1970s, the congregation migrated into the suburbs, and the church was sold to the Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church.

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8.1 mi from Central Woodward Christian Church to Chateau Frontenac Apartments
Head southeast on Woodward Ave toward Josephine St (387 ft)
Turn left onto Holbrook Ave (0.7 mi)
Turn right onto Chrysler Service Dr/Interstate 75 Frontage Rd (177 ft)
Take the Interstate 75 S ramp on the left (0.2 mi)
Merge onto I-75 S (0.8 mi)
Take exit 53B to merge onto I-94 E toward Port Huron (3.8 mi)
Take exit 220A toward French Rd (0.2 mi)
Turn right onto Harding St (1.2 mi)
Turn left onto Mack Ave (85 ft)
Turn right onto Harding St (0.9 mi)
Turn right onto E Jefferson Ave (0.1 mi)
Turn left onto Marquette Dr
Destination will be on the left
(148 ft)

13

Chateau Frontenac Apartments

10410 E. Jefferson Ave

The Chateau Frontenac was an eight-story apartment building constructed from buff brick, with off-white terra cotta details and a hipped roof of green Spanish tile. It has been demolished.

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3.7 mi from Chateau Frontenac Apartments to Alexander Chene House
Head southeast on Marquette Dr toward Freud St (0.4 mi)
Turn left onto Freud St (276 ft)
Turn left onto St Clair St (0.4 mi)
Turn left onto E Jefferson Ave
Destination will be on the right
(2.8 mi)

14

Alexander Chene House

2681 E. Jefferson Ave

The Chene House was one of the few examples of Federal architecture in Detroit. It was built in 1850 by Alexander Chene on land which had been granted to the Chene family by Louis XIV of France in 1707. The home was demolished in April 1991; an IHOP was built in its place.

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1.5 mi from Alexander Chene House to Chestnut Street-Grand Trunk Railroad Bridge
Head southwest on E Jefferson Ave toward Chene St (0.8 mi)
Turn right onto Chrysler Dr/Chrysler Service Dr (430 ft)
Turn left onto E Congress St (0.6 mi)
Turn right onto Woodward Ave (440 ft)
Turn right onto Cadillac Square
Destination will be on the left
(121 ft)

15

Chestnut Street-Grand Trunk Railroad Bridge

Chestnut St and Grand Trunk Railroad

The Chestnut Street bridge (along with the nearby Antietam Street bridge) was built in the late 1920s/early 1930s as part of Detroit's program to separate railroad and street grades. It runs over what was once the Grand Trunk Railroad, and is now the Dequindre Cut.

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0.7 mi from Chestnut Street-Grand Trunk Railroad Bridge to Christ Church, Detroit
Head east on Cadillac Square toward Bates St (0.1 mi)
Turn right onto Randolph Street (0.1 mi)
Turn left onto Interstate 375 Business (Spur)/E Jefferson Ave (0.2 mi)
Take the Jefferson Avenue exit (322 ft)
Continue onto E Jefferson Ave
Destination will be on the right
(0.2 mi)

16

Christ Church, Detroit

960 E. Jefferson Ave

This Episcopalian church, constructed in 1863, is the oldest Protestant church in Michigan which is still located on its original site. The church is built in an American Gothic style, using limestone and sandstone; a massive belfry with a squared-off Germanic roof dominates the front facade. All interior woodwork, save the roof, is made from local butternut. There are two Tiffany windows in the church, with more windows designed by other famous glass companies.

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11.9 mi from Christ Church, Detroit to Thomas M. Cooley High School
Head northeast on E Jefferson Ave toward Rivard St (282 ft)
Turn left onto Rivard St (295 ft)
Turn left onto Larned St (427 ft)
Turn right onto Chrysler Dr/Chrysler Service Dr (102 ft)
Take the ramp on the left onto I-375 N (0.6 mi)
Take the I-75 S exit toward Toledo (0.5 mi)
Merge onto Fisher Fwy (0.3 mi)
Continue onto I-75 S/Fisher Fwy (1.6 mi)
Take exit 48 for Interstate 96 toward Lansing (0.5 mi)
Merge onto I-96 W (4.8 mi)
Keep right at the fork to stay on I-96 W, follow signs for I-96 Local (1.1 mi)
Take exit 185 toward Gd River Ave/Schaefer Hwy (0.2 mi)
Merge onto I- 96 Service Rd/Jeffries Service Dr (0.1 mi)
Turn right onto Grand River Ave (0.7 mi)
Turn right onto Hubbell Ave (0.9 mi)
Turn left onto Fenkell Ave (0.1 mi)
Turn left onto Lauder St (230 ft)
Turn left (226 ft)
Turn right
Destination will be on the left
(33 ft)

17

Thomas M. Cooley High School

15055 Hubbell St

This three-story, Mediterranean Revival school, named for Michigan Supreme Court chief justice Thomas M. Cooley opened in 1928. It was closed in 2010.

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9.7 mi from Thomas M. Cooley High School to Corktown Historic District
Head northwest toward Ellsworth (125 ft)
Continue onto Lauder St (299 ft)
Turn right onto Fenkell Ave (0.1 mi)
Turn right onto Hubbell Ave (0.9 mi)
Turn left onto Grand River Ave (0.7 mi)
Turn right onto I- 96 Service Rd/Jeffries Service Dr (66 ft)
Turn left to merge onto I- 96 Service Rd/Jeffries Service Dr (0.2 mi)
Take the ramp on the left onto I-96 E (6.1 mi)
Take the I-75 N exit on the left toward Flint/M-10/Civic Ctr (0.3 mi)
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for M-10 and merge onto W Fisher Service Dr (0.9 mi)
Turn right onto Trumbull Ave (0.3 mi)

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Corktown Historic District

Trumbull & Bagley

Corktown is the oldest surviving neighborhood in Detroit, dating to the 1850s. The name comes from the Irish immigrants who settled there; they were predominantly from County Cork. The neighborhood is primarily residential, but the district does include some commercial buildings, mostly along Michigan Avenue.

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2.2 mi from Corktown Historic District to Crescent Brass and Pin Company Building
Head northwest on Trumbull Ave toward Leverette St
Destination will be on the right
(2.2 mi)

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Crescent Brass and Pin Company Building

5766 Trumbull Ave

This building was originally constructed in 1905 for a firm that made radiator chaplets, and was enlarged in several stages in 1916, 1917, 1924, and the early 1950s. The company ceased operations in Detoit in the 1980s. The building has been refurbished into lofts, and is now known as the Research Lofts on Trumbull.

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5.0 mi from Crescent Brass and Pin Company Building to Croul-Palms House
Head northwest on Trumbull Ave toward Lincoln St (0.2 mi)
Continue onto Lincoln St (0.2 mi)
Turn right onto W Milwaukee Ave (443 ft)
Turn right at the 1st cross street onto John C Lodge Service Dr (85 ft)
Take the ramp on the left onto M-10 S (3.8 mi)
Continue onto Interstate 375 Business (Spur)/E Jefferson Ave (0.2 mi)
Take the Jefferson Avenue exit (322 ft)
Continue onto E Jefferson Ave (0.4 mi)
Turn right
Destination will be on the left
(203 ft)

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Croul-Palms House

1394 E. Jefferson Ave

The Croul-Palms House is a is named after its first two owners, Jerome Croul and Francis Palms. The house is an excellent example of Queen Anne architecture.

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11.5 mi from Croul-Palms House to Edwin Denby High School
Head northwest toward E Jefferson Ave (138 ft)
Turn left onto E Jefferson Ave (0.2 mi)
Turn right onto Chrysler Dr/Chrysler Service Dr (0.1 mi)
Take the ramp on the left onto I-375 N (0.9 mi)
Continue onto I-75 N (1.3 mi)
Take exit 53B for Interstate 94/Ford Freeway toward Chicago/Port Huron (0.4 mi)
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-94 E/Port Huron and merge onto I-94 E (7.0 mi)
Take exit 223 toward Cadieux Rd (0.2 mi)
Continue onto Edsel Ford E (295 ft)
Turn left onto Cadieux Rd (0.4 mi)
Turn left onto Morang Ave (0.9 mi)
Turn left onto Riad St (0.1 mi)

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Edwin Denby High School

12800 Kelly Rd

Denby High School is a named after Edwin C. Denby, an attorney, former Michigan legislator and Secretary of the Navy during the administration of Warren G. Harding. The Art Deco building features nautical themes.

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8.6 mi from Edwin Denby High School to Detroit Naval Armory
Head northeast on Riad St toward Morang Ave (0.1 mi)
Turn right onto Morang Ave (0.9 mi)
Turn right onto Cadieux Rd (0.3 mi)
Turn right onto E Edsel Ford Service Dr (167 ft)
Take the ramp on the left onto I-94 W (2.9 mi)
Take exit 220B for Conner Ave toward City Airport (0.1 mi)
Continue straight (492 ft)
Slight left onto Conner St (384 ft)
Turn right onto St Jean St (187 ft)
Turn left to stay on St Jean St (2.1 mi)
Turn right onto E Jefferson Ave (1.9 mi)

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Detroit Naval Armory

7600 E. Jefferson Ave

The Detroit Naval Armory, also known as the R. Thornton Brodhead Armory, was constructed as a training facility for the Michigan "naval militias," the forerunner of present-day Navy and Marine Corps Reserve units. During the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration funded numerous artistic additions to the armory; this collection of WPA art is the largest collection of federally funded Depression-era artwork of any building in the state.

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3.9 mi from Detroit Naval Armory to Detroit Yacht Club
Head southwest on E Jefferson Ave (266 ft)
Turn right onto Sheridan St (0.1 mi)
Sheridan St turns left and becomes E Congress St (0.2 mi)
Turn left onto E Grand Blvd (0.7 mi)
Continue onto Sunset Dr (0.2 mi)
Turn left onto Casino Way (0.1 mi)
Continue straight onto Central Ave (1.0 mi)
Turn left onto Portage Way (0.1 mi)
Turn right onto Oakway (0.8 mi)
Turn left onto Lakeside Dr (0.4 mi)
Continue onto Riverbank Dr (0.3 mi)
Turn right onto Lakeside St
Restricted usage road
Destination will be on the left
(358 ft)

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Detroit Yacht Club

1 Riverbank Rd, Belle Isle

The Detroit Yacht Club is the largest yacht club in the United States. Its clubhouse was designed by architect George Mason in a Mediterranean Revival style.

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10.0 mi from Detroit Yacht Club to Duane Doty School
Head southwest on Lakeside St toward Riverbank Dr
Restricted usage road
(358 ft)
Turn right onto Riverbank Dr (1.3 mi)
Slight right onto Picnic Way (0.6 mi)
Picnic Way turns slightly right and becomes E Grand Blvd (0.1 mi)
Turn left onto E Jefferson Ave (2.2 mi)
Take the ramp to Interstate 375 Business (Spur)/E Jefferson Ave (305 ft)
Continue onto Interstate 375 Business (Spur)/E Jefferson Ave
Continue to follow E Jefferson Ave
(0.7 mi)
Continue onto M-10 N/John C Lodge Fwy (4.3 mi)
Take exit 5C toward Hamilton Ave/Chicago Blvd (0.2 mi)
Merge onto John C Lodge Service Dr (signs for Hamilton Ave/Chicago Blvd) (249 ft)
Continue onto Hamilton Ave (0.3 mi)
Turn right onto Calvert Ave (0.2 mi)
Turn right at the 1st cross street onto 3rd Ave (174 ft)

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Duane Doty School

10225 3rd St

The Duane Doty School, built in 1908, was named after a former Superintendant of Schools for Detroit.

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6.7 mi from Duane Doty School to Dry Dock Engine Works-Detroit Dry Dock Company Complex
Head southeast on 3rd Ave toward Glynn Ct (0.2 mi)
Turn right at the 3rd cross street onto Chicago Blvd (0.3 mi)
Turn left onto John C Lodge Service Dr (207 ft)
Take the ramp on the left onto M-10 S (5.2 mi)
Continue onto Interstate 375 Business (Spur)/E Jefferson Ave (0.2 mi)
Take the Jefferson Avenue exit (322 ft)
Continue onto E Jefferson Ave (0.5 mi)
Turn right onto Riopelle St (0.2 mi)
Turn left onto Atwater St (0.1 mi)

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Dry Dock Engine Works-Detroit Dry Dock Company Complex

1801–1803 and 1900 Atwater St

The complex includes a cluster of six buildings (also known as the Globe Trading Company Building) and a dry dock along the river; these structures are the remnants of a once-thriving maritime construction trade. The machine shop is significant as an early industrial building with structural steel frame and curtain walls.

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1.8 mi from Dry Dock Engine Works-Detroit Dry Dock Company Complex to East Grand Boulevard Historic District
Head northeast on Atwater St toward St Aubin St (0.2 mi)
Turn left onto Dubois St (0.2 mi)
Turn right onto E Jefferson Ave (1.4 mi)

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East Grand Boulevard Historic District

E. Grand Boulevard and E. Jefferson Ave

The East Grand Boulevard Historic District includes a few moderate-sized apartment buildings and numerous large homes constructed primarily between 1900 and 1925. The apartment buildings in the district include the El Tovar Apartments, Saint Paul Manor Apartments, and the Kingston Arms Apartments.

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2.7 mi from East Grand Boulevard Historic District to Eastern Market Historic District
Head northwest on E Jefferson Ave toward E Jefferson Ave (0.4 mi)
Turn right onto Beaufait St (0.8 mi)
Turn left onto E Vernor Hwy (1.1 mi)
Continue straight onto Adelaide St (0.3 mi)
Turn right onto Russell St (157 ft)

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Eastern Market Historic District

Russell and Division

Eastern market, established in the 1850s, is the largest historic public market district in the United States. The district houses food wholesaling and processing businesses as well as public market sheds. The second set of boundaries represents an increase added on 2007-02-01.

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2.3 mi from Eastern Market Historic District to Eastside Historic Cemetery District
Head southeast on Russell St toward Adelaide St (0.3 mi)
Turn left onto Gratiot Ave (0.4 mi)
Turn right onto E Vernor Hwy (1.0 mi)
Turn right onto Mt Elliott St (0.6 mi)

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Eastside Historic Cemetery District

Mt. Elliot Ave and Lafayette

The Eastside Historic Cemetery District consists of three separate cemeteries: Mount Elliott Cemetery (Catholic, established 1841), Elmwood Cemetery (Protestant, established 1846), and the Lafayette Street Cemetery (Jewish, established 1850), spreading over 150 acres (0.61 km2) in total. The cemeteries are notable for the monuments, landscaping, and notable individuals interred there.

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4.3 mi from Eastside Historic Cemetery District to Eighth Precinct Police Station
Head northwest on Mt Elliott St toward Monroe St (0.6 mi)
Turn left onto E Vernor Hwy (1.0 mi)
Turn left onto Gratiot Ave (0.2 mi)
Slight right onto Fisher Fwy (0.9 mi)
Continue onto I-75 S/Fisher Fwy (0.3 mi)
Take exit 50 toward Gd River Ave (0.1 mi)
Keep right at the fork and merge onto W Fisher Service Dr/Inter State 75 Srv Rd (492 ft)
Turn right onto Grand River Ave/Inter State 75 Srv Rd
Continue to follow Grand River Ave
(1.1 mi)

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Eighth Precinct Police Station

4150 Grand River

The Eighth Precinct Police Station is the second-oldest police building in Detroit. The station is made up of two, two-story structures with a single-story arcade between. The main building was used as office space while the other building was used as a garage. The building currently houses Phoenix Group Consultants.

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4.6 mi from Eighth Precinct Police Station to El Tovar Apartments
Head southeast on Grand River Ave toward W Alexandrine St (1.2 mi)
Turn left onto W Fisher Service Dr (0.2 mi)
Slight left onto the Interstate 75 N ramp (0.1 mi)
Merge onto I-75 N (0.2 mi)
Keep left to continue on Fisher Fwy (0.7 mi)
Slight left onto Gratiot Ave (0.2 mi)
Turn right onto E Vernor Hwy (1.5 mi)
Turn right onto E Grand Blvd
Destination will be on the left
(0.4 mi)

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El Tovar Apartments

320 E. Grand Boulevard

The 73-apartment El Tovar Apartment building is an excellent example of Spanish Moorish/Art Deco style. It is located within the East Grand Boulevard Historic District.

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1.8 mi from El Tovar Apartments to Engine House No. 11
Head northwest on E Grand Blvd toward St Paul St (0.6 mi)
Turn left onto Charlevoix St (1.0 mi)
Continue straight to stay on Charlevoix St (82 ft)
Turn right onto Joseph Campau Ave (0.2 mi)
Turn left at the 3rd cross street onto Gratiot Ave (433 ft)

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Engine House No. 11

2737 Gratiot Ave

Engine House No. 11 is the oldest remaining fire house in the city of Detroit. It was organized in 1884 with horse-drawn equipment, and converted to motorized equipment in 1911. The building was used as a fire house until 1972.

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1.0 mi from Engine House No. 11 to Engine House No. 18
Head northeast on Gratiot Ave toward Benson St (0.8 mi)
Turn right onto Mt Elliott St (0.1 mi)

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Engine House No. 18

3812 Mt. Elliott Ave

Engine House No. 18 is the third oldest existing (and the oldest operating) fire station in Detroit. It was built in 1892 with two first-floor engine bays.

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4.6 mi from Engine House No. 18 to First Baptist Church of Detroit
Head northwest on Mt Elliott St toward Sylvester St (1.3 mi)
Turn left onto Harper Ave (0.3 mi)
Take the ramp on the left onto I-94 W (1.2 mi)
Take exit 215C toward M-1/Woodward Ave/Brush St (0.2 mi)
Continue onto E Edsel Ford Service Dr (0.4 mi)
Turn right onto Woodward Ave
Destination will be on the left
(1.2 mi)

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First Baptist Church of Detroit

8601 Woodward Ave

The First Baptist Church congregation was founded in 1827. This building was constructed in 1910 as congregants moved out of the downtown area. In 1957, with the congregation again on the move, First Baptist sold the building to the Peoples Community Church, who remain in the building.

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0.7 mi from First Baptist Church of Detroit to Fisher and New Center Buildings
Head southeast on Woodward Ave toward Pingree St (0.6 mi)
Turn right onto Lothrop St
Destination will be on the right
(0.1 mi)

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Fisher and New Center Buildings

7430 2nd Ave

The Fisher and New Center Buildings as a pair are an architecturally significant complex demonstrating some of the finest craftsmanship and artistry in Art Deco–style buildings. Both were funded by the Fisher brothers (of Fisher Body) and designed by Albert Kahn. The New Center building is now known as the Albert Kahn Building.

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0.4 mi from Fisher and New Center Buildings to Fisher Building
Head northeast on Lothrop St toward Woodward Ave (0.1 mi)
Turn right onto Woodward Ave (489 ft)
Turn right onto W Grand Blvd (0.2 mi)
Turn right onto 2nd Ave
Destination will be on the left
(151 ft)

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Fisher Building

3011 West Grand Boulevard

Built in 1927 by the Fisher brothers, this skyscraper is one of the greatest works by architect Albert Kahn. The Fishers spent lavishly to make this Art Deco masterpiece a monumental gift to Detroit and one of the most finely detailed major commercial buildings in the United States.

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1.1 mi from Fisher Building to Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Head northwest on 2nd Ave toward Lothrop St (0.1 mi)
Turn right onto W Bethune Ave (0.5 mi)
Turn right onto Beaubien St (0.5 mi)
Turn right onto Piquette Ave (98 ft)
Turn right (39 ft)

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Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

411 Piquette Ave

The Piquette plant is a New England mill-style building, built by the Ford Motor Company in 1904. The building is where the Model T was designed and first built. Ford moved out in 1910, selling the building to Studebaker. It is currently operated as a museum, the Model T Automotive Heritage Complex.

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9.6 mi from Ford Piquette Avenue Plant to Fort Street-Pleasant Street and Norfolk & Western Railroad Viaduct
Head southeast toward Piquette Ave (39 ft)
Turn left onto Piquette Ave (98 ft)
Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Beaubien St (0.2 mi)
Turn right onto E Edsel Ford Service Dr (0.2 mi)
Turn left to merge onto I-94 W (1.8 mi)
Take exit 213B for Interstate 96 toward Bridge to Canada/Lansing (0.1 mi)
Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-96 E and merge onto I-96 E (2.5 mi)
Merge onto I-75 S (2.1 mi)
Take exit 45 toward M-85/Fort St/Springwells St (0.2 mi)
Merge onto W Fisher Service Dr/I-75 Frontage Rd (0.4 mi)
Turn right onto W Fort St (1.1 mi)
Turn left onto S Fort St (0.9 mi)
Make a U-turn
Destination will be on the left
(0.2 mi)

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Fort Street-Pleasant Street and Norfolk & Western Railroad Viaduct

Fort St. and Pleasant St

This Fort Street bridge was by far the largest and most ambitious structure included in the 1920s grade separation plan, where major streets and rail lines were separated with a series of bridges and subways. Fort Street was, at the time, designated a "superhighway," requiring the bridge to be 80 feet (24 m) in width; the tracks underneath required a 2,800 feet (850 m) span.

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3.5 mi from Fort Street-Pleasant Street and Norfolk & Western Railroad Viaduct to Fort Wayne
Head northeast on S Fort St toward Pleasant St (0.7 mi)
Turn right onto W Fort St (0.4 mi)
Turn right onto Dearborn St (1.0 mi)
Turn left onto W Jefferson Ave (1.3 mi)

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Fort Wayne

6053 W. Jefferson Ave

Fort Wayne is Detroit's third fort, after Fort Detroit and Fort Lernoult. The original star fort and barracks at Fort Wayne was constructed in 1845-48. It served as a mustering center and garrison post from the Civil War though the Vietnam War. Later buildings were added outside the star fort, including officer's homes, a guard post, hospital, additional barracks, and other buildings.

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6.9 mi from Fort Wayne to Garden Court Apartments
Head southwest on W Jefferson Ave toward S Military St (0.1 mi)
Turn right onto S Dragoon St (0.5 mi)
Turn right onto W Fisher Service Dr/I-75 Frontage Rd (223 ft)
Take the Interstate 75 N ramp on the left (0.2 mi)
Merge onto I-75 N (1.1 mi)
Keep right at the fork to stay on I-75 N (2.9 mi)
Take exit 51C for Interstate 75 N/Interstate 375 S toward Flint/Downtown (0.2 mi)
Keep right at the fork to stay on Exit 51C, follow signs for I-375 S/Down Town and merge onto I-375 S (0.6 mi)
Take the exit toward Jefferson Ave E (0.1 mi)
Merge onto Chrysler Service Dr (0.1 mi)
Turn left onto E Jefferson Ave (1.0 mi)

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Garden Court Apartments

2900 E. Jefferson Ave

The Garden Court Apartments were constructed for J. Harrington Walker (of Hiram Walker & Sons) in 1915. Walker lived across the street from the Garden Court; when the building was completed, he moved into one of the apartments. The nine-story building originally housed 32 very large luxury apartments.

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7.0 mi from Garden Court Apartments to James A. Garfield School
Head southwest on E Jefferson Ave (0.9 mi)
Turn right onto Chrysler Dr/Chrysler Service Dr (0.1 mi)
Take the ramp on the left onto I-375 N (0.6 mi)
Take the I-75 S exit toward Toledo (0.5 mi)
Merge onto Fisher Fwy (0.3 mi)
Continue onto I-75 S/Fisher Fwy (3.1 mi)
Take exit 47A for Clark Ave (0.2 mi)
Continue onto W Fisher Service Dr (1.2 mi)
Turn left onto Waterman St (39 ft)

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James A. Garfield School

840 Waterman St.

The James A. Garfield School is one of the oldest existing schools in the city of Detroit, as well as one of the least altered. The school, named for president James A. Garfield, was designed in 1896; in 1907, the name of the building was changed to honor Frank H. Beard, the director of the Springwells school board for 17 years.

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6.2 mi from James A. Garfield School to General Motors Building
Head southeast on Waterman St toward W Fisher Service Dr/I-75 Frontage Rd (331 ft)
Turn left at the 1st cross street onto W Fisher Service Dr/I-75 Frontage Rd (0.4 mi)
Take the Interstate 75 N ramp on the left (0.2 mi)
Merge onto I-75 N (1.1 mi)
Keep left at the fork to continue on I-96 W, follow signs for Interstate 96 W/U.S. 12 W/Interstate 94 W/Lansing/Michigan Ave (2.1 mi)
Take exit 190A to merge onto I-94 E toward Port Huron (1.4 mi)
Take exit 215B on the left to merge onto M-10 N toward Southfield (0.4 mi)
Take exit 4C toward Milwaukee Ave/W Grand Blvd (0.2 mi)
Keep left to continue toward W Milwaukee Ave (236 ft)
Turn right onto W Milwaukee Ave
Destination will be on the left
(0.3 mi)

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General Motors Building

3044 W. Grand Boulevard

The 15-story General Motors Building was designed in 1919 by Albert Kahn, and used until 1996 as the headquarters of General Motors Corporation. The building, currently known as Cadillac Place, is now leased by the State of Michigan.

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3.6 mi from General Motors Building to Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church
Head southwest on W Milwaukee Ave toward 2nd Ave (0.4 mi)
Turn left onto John C Lodge Service Dr (85 ft)
Take the ramp on the left onto M-10 S (0.3 mi)
Take exit 4B for Interstate 94 W toward Chicago (0.4 mi)
Merge onto I-94 W (1.5 mi)
Take exit 213A for W Grand Blvd toward Warren Ave (0.2 mi)
Continue onto W Edsel Ford Service Dr/W I- 94 Srv Rd (0.2 mi)
Turn left onto Scotten Ave (0.5 mi)
Turn right onto Rich St (0.2 mi)
Turn left at the 2nd cross street onto 28th St
Destination will be on the right
(233 ft)

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Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church

4461 28th St

The Gethsemane Lutheran Church is a wooden, High Victorian Gothic chapel, built in 1891 by the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. The congregation used the building until 1976, when they went defunct. The building was purchased by the Motor City Missionary Baptist Church in 1978.

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3.5 mi from Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church to Grand Riviera Theater
Head southeast on 28th St toward Buchanan St (410 ft)
Turn left onto Buchanan St (0.2 mi)
Turn right onto Scotten Ave (121 ft)
Turn left onto Buchanan St (0.1 mi)
Turn left onto W Grand Blvd (0.6 mi)
Turn right to merge onto I-94 E (0.2 mi)
Take exit 213B toward Lansing (0.6 mi)
Merge onto I-96 W (1.4 mi)
Take exit 188B for Joy Rd (0.2 mi)
Turn right onto Joy Rd (226 ft)
Turn left onto Grand River Ave
Destination will be on the right
(246 ft)

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Grand Riviera Theater

9222 Grand River Ave

The Grand Riviera was built in 1925, at a cost of over one million dollars. It seated over three thousand patrons, and was the first "atmospheric" theater in Detroit, using lighting, special effects, and interior design to make the audience feel like they were sitting outdoors in a garden. Due to structural deterioration, the Grand Riviera Theater was demolished in 1997.

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10.5 mi from Grand Riviera Theater to Greenfield Union School
Head southeast on Grand River Ave toward Riviera St (246 ft)
Turn right onto Joy Rd (0.1 mi)
Turn left onto Jeffries Fwy (148 ft)
Take the ramp on the left onto I-96 E (1.6 mi)
Take exit 190 A toward Port Huron (0.6 mi)
Merge onto I-94 E (1.9 mi)
Take exit 216A to merge onto I-75 N toward Flint (5.1 mi)
Take exit 58 toward 7 Mile Rd (0.1 mi)
Merge onto Chrysler Service Dr (0.1 mi)
Turn left onto W 7 Mile Rd/Seven Mile E (0.6 mi)
Turn right onto Danbury St (0.1 mi)
Turn left onto Penrose St (279 ft)
Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Charleston St
Destination will be on the right
(0.1 mi)

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Greenfield Union School

420 W. 7 Mile Rd

The Greenfield Union School was built for $40,000 in 1914 in what was then Greenfield Township. In 1916, the area was annexed by the city of Detroit. The school was nominated to the NRHP as part of the Public Schools of Detroit MPS.

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11.7 mi from Greenfield Union School to Hibbard Apartment Building
Head south on Charleston St toward W 7 Mile Rd/W Seven Mile Rd (0.2 mi)
Turn left onto W Hollywood Ave (0.2 mi)
Turn left onto John R St (0.1 mi)
Turn right onto Seven Mile E (0.4 mi)
Turn right onto Chrysler Service Dr (0.1 mi)
Slight left to merge onto I-75 S (6.5 mi)
Continue onto I-375 S (signs for Interstate 375/Civic Center) (0.8 mi)
Take the exit toward Jefferson Ave E (0.1 mi)
Merge onto Chrysler Service Dr (180 ft)
Turn left onto Larned St (1.6 mi)
Turn right onto Mt Elliott St (285 ft)
Turn left onto E Jefferson Ave (1.5 mi)
Turn left onto Hibbard St
Destination will be on the right
(157 ft)

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Hibbard Apartment Building

8905 E. Jefferson Ave

The Hibbard Apartment Building is a nine-story structure with 40 units, designed in a handsome Renaissance Revival style by Robert O. Derrick, who also designed the National Historic Landmark Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

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4.0 mi from Hibbard Apartment Building to Hook and Ladder House No. 5-Detroit Fire Department Repair Shop
Head northwest on Hibbard St toward Agnes St (0.4 mi)
Turn left onto Kercheval Ave (1.2 mi)
Turn right onto Bellevue St (0.7 mi)
Turn left onto Mack Ave (1.5 mi)
Turn left onto Russell St (0.2 mi)
Turn left onto Erskine St
Destination will be on the left
(66 ft)

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Hook and Ladder House No. 5-Detroit Fire Department Repair Shop

3400-3434 Russell

The Hook and Ladder House No. 5 and the Detroit Fire Department Repair Shop are two cojoined structures originally built for the Detroit Fire Department. The Hook and Ladder House was built in 1888, the Repair Shop in 1917. The two are now the Sala Thai Restaurant and the FD Lofts.

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3.0 mi from Hook and Ladder House No. 5-Detroit Fire Department Repair Shop to Hunter House
Head northeast on Erskine St toward Riopelle St (0.2 mi)
Turn right onto Orleans St (0.4 mi)
Take the ramp on the left onto Fisher Fwy (0.9 mi)
Continue onto I-75 S/Fisher Fwy (0.3 mi)
Take exit 50 toward Gd River Ave (0.1 mi)
Keep right at the fork and merge onto W Fisher Service Dr/Inter State 75 Srv Rd (492 ft)
Turn right onto Grand River Ave/Inter State 75 Srv Rd
Continue to follow Grand River Ave
(0.8 mi)
Turn right onto Trumbull Ave (0.3 mi)
Turn left onto W Alexandrine St
Destination will be on the left
(39 ft)

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Hunter House

3985 Trumbull Ave

In 1890, William Northwood, the co-founder of the Howard-Northwood Malt Manufacturing Company, commissioned architect George F. Depew to design this home. The structure was completed in 1891 at a cost of $13,500. In the 1960s, the house was converted into a church. In the early 1970s, the home was purchased by the Hunter family, who converted it back to a private residence. This house is also known as the Northwood House or the Northwood - Hunter House. It is currently operated as the Woodbridge Star, a bed and breakfast.

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7.0 mi from Hunter House to Hurlbut Memorial Gate
Head northeast on W Alexandrine St toward Trumbull Ave (39 ft)
Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Trumbull Ave (0.3 mi)
Turn right onto W Forest Ave (0.3 mi)
Turn right onto John C Lodge Service Dr (335 ft)
Turn left to merge onto M-10 S (0.9 mi)
Take exit 2A toward Flint (0.6 mi)
Merge onto I-75 N (0.6 mi)
Keep left to continue on Fisher Fwy (0.7 mi)
Slight left onto Gratiot Ave (0.2 mi)
Turn right onto E Vernor Hwy (2.8 mi)
Turn right onto Cadillac Blvd (0.5 mi)

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Hurlbut Memorial Gate

E. Jefferson and Cadillac Boulevard

Hurlbut Memorial Gate, named for Detroit grocer and Water Commissioner Chauncey Hurlbut (1803–1885), marks the entrance to Waterworks Park, the main site of Detroit's municipal water system. The gate is a handsome limestone Beaux Arts design.

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3.1 mi from Hurlbut Memorial Gate to Indian Village Historic District
Head northeast on E Jefferson Ave toward Hurlbut St (0.7 mi)
Turn left onto Conner Creek Greenway/St Jean St (0.9 mi)
Turn right onto Mack Ave (1.5 mi)

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Indian Village Historic District

Jefferson and Mack

Indian Village has a number of architecturally significant homes built in the early 20th century. Many of the homes were built by prominent architects such as Albert Kahn, Louis Kamper and William Stratton for some of the area's most prominent citizens such as Edsel Ford.

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