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Theodore Levin United States Courthouse

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Identification

Theodore Levin United States Courthouse
Detroit Federal Building & US Courthouse, Detroit Post Office, Detroit Custom House
118525

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
limestone
art deco

Usages

governmental office court house
parking (private)

Facts

  • Designed in a sleek moderne style, it is faced with limestone above a base of polished black stone. Above the second floor is an open center court.
  • Relief sculptures of eagles and emblems above the entrance symbolize the building's governmental function.
  • Remnants of the 1897 Courthouse can be found in Room 733, the U. S. District Courtroom.
  • The Detroit Federal Building is on the site of the former Fort Lernout, Fort Shelby, and the 1897 U. S. Post Office, Courthouse, and Custom House.
  • Theodore Levin United States Courthouse was originally designed to include two additional floors. These plans were likely eliminated due to the Great Depression.

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Location

231 West Lafayette Boulevard
900-998 Washington Boulevard, 200-298 West Fort Street, 901-999 Shelby Street
231 West Lafayette Boulevard
48226
Downtown
Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

184.00 ft
184.00 ft
164.00 ft
10
Oct 1932
4/23/1934
2018 - 2019
9

Involved Companies


Robert O. Derrick
James A. Wetmore

Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
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