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Detroit City Hall (first)

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Identification

Detroit City Hall (first)
Detroit City Hall
222784

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Structure in General

low-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
sandstone
applied masonry
renaissance revival

Usages

city hall

Facts

  • The clock tower featured four, 14-foot stone maidens on its cornice representing justice, industry, art and commerce.
  • The building featured sculptures of Fr. Gabriel Richard, Antoine Cadillac, Fr. Jacques Marquette and Sieur de LaSalle created by Julius Theodore Melchers.
  • After a very public and bitter debate between city officials and preservationists, the structure was razed in 1961. In its place a public square was constructed which was razed in 2005 to make room for One Kennedy Square.

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Location

2-98 West Fort Street, 700-1098 Griswold Street, 701-731 Woodward Avenue, 1-99 Michigan Avenue
Woodward Avenue at Cadillac Square
48226
Downtown
Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

60.96 m
54.86 m
62.18 m
27.43 m
4
1
1868
1871
1961
2
$600,000
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