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Often referred to as "The Castle," this Berry subdivision home was designed by Louis Kamper and built in 1898 for clothing manufacturer Marvin M. Stanton. Mr. Stanton died in 1908 but his family remained living in the house. Based on some research, it appears that the smaller building in the same style was added around 1911, perhaps to house other family members. For 15 years, this was the only house on this block of Parkview. By 1913, there were several other homes on the block.
Thanx to noted historian Kathleen form the forum!
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Here's another house in Detroit.
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Driving in from Grosse Pointe, I see these apartments on E. Jefferson, that reminded me of the Lee Plaza. E_RICH17 wrote: I used to live in this apartment and the name of it is the Kean Apartments.
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Heres a close-up of the Kean Apartments.
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A distant view of Kean Apartments.
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Here's the old _________.
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This ain't the Olympia but it was an Old Red Barn.
Who can forget the once elegant Vanity Ballroom.
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This old fire station now lives as a thrift shop for St. Columba Church on E. Jefferson. Click here for a LARGE version.
St. Andrews Hall was once an old Irish church.
Wayne County Port Authority where they exercise their authority over the ports. Click here for a LARGE version.
The One Woodward Building was designed by Minoru Yamasaki & Associates, who also designed the World Trade Center Towers. (note the similarity). One Woodward was once called the ANR building and was HQ for Michigan Consolidated Gas Company. Click here for a LARGE version.
Owned by Michael Higgins of Broderick Tower fame is the Farwell Building. Click here for a LARGE version.
An old arcade that used to reside in The Farwell Bldg. Click here for a LARGE version.
The Fine Arts Building which once housed the Adams Theatre. Click here for a LARGE version.
The Michigan Building which once housed the Michigan Theatre.
The everlasting Soldier's and Sailor's Monument.
The Millenium Bell in Grand Circus Park.
This scuplture by __________ graces Washington Avenue.
The Spirit of Detroit Statue. Click here for a LARGE version.
The _____ located at ___ Madison, next to the Detroit Athletic Club. Click here for a LARGE version.
This building is part of the DTE complex.
The Detroit Opera House, the Wurlitzer Bldg, and the Cadillac Hotel are among the many shown here.
The Fort Shelby Hotel.
Another shot of the Fort Shelby Hotel.
The Old Shopping District. Click here for a LARGE version.
Park Place Place Apartments.
Riverside Wholesale Warehouse where they sell whole things next to the river.
Of course, where would we be without the __________________.
The former Derby Hill at Outer Drive and Mound (how did this get in here?).
The top three tallest in reverse order? - The Penobscot Bldg, the Comerica Bldg, and the Ren Cen. Click here for a LARGE version.
The Central Methodist Church on Woodward at Grand Circus Park.
Trinity Episcopol Church on Trumbull and Grand River.
The historical Lewis College of Business on John R.

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