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Jeffries-West Homes

Identification

Jeffries-West Homes
Jeffries Housing Project, Jeffries Homes
101084

Facts

  • Because of poor construction, and cost-cutting measures, these towers were plagued by mechanical failures, so many that they were completed shuttered in 1992.
  • This public housing complex was constructed from 1950 to 1953, and included 13 towers, and 415 low-rise units. In total, this complex built just outside of downtown Detroit included 2,170 low-income housing units on 47 acres of land.
  • The last demolition, which took down 4 towers, occured on April 24, 2001 to make way for a mixed-income neighborhood. As of that date, of the 13 towers, only 3 remained, and were converted into age-restricted public housing.
  • This tower complex was named for Edward J. Jeffries, a former Detroit Recorder's Court judge, who was also father of a Detroit mayor.

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Also recorded for this building:

Demolition company, Developer, Explosive engineering, General contractor, Owner, Property management

# Building Height Floors Building type Year Status
1 Woodbridge Senior Apartments III 56 m 14 high-rise building 1953
2 Woodbridge Senior Apartments I 45 m 14 high-rise building 1953
3 Woodbridge Senior Apartments II 45 m 14 high-rise building 1953
4 Jeffries Towers 9 14 high-rise building 1955
5 Jeffries Towers 10 14 high-rise building 1955
6 Jeffries Towers 11 14 high-rise building 1955
7 Jeffries Towers 12 14 high-rise building 1955
8 Jeffries Towers 13 14 high-rise building 1955
9 Jeffries Towers 5 14 high-rise building 1953
10 Jeffries Towers 6 14 high-rise building 1953
11 Jeffries Towers 7 14 high-rise building 1953
12 Jeffries Towers 8 14 high-rise building 1953
13 Jeffries Towers 3 14 high-rise building 1953