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Hudson's Farmer Street Store

Identification

Hudson's Farmer Street Store
Main Store, Main Building, Hudson Main Store, J.L. Hudson Company Department Store - Farmer Street Building
200978

Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
brick
sandstone
applied masonry
romanesque revival

Usages

department store

Facts

  • Like many of Detroit's earlier high-rises and tall structures, the building's rooftop also served as an observation platform offering bird's-eye views of the city.
  • The 8-story, 210-foot long builing underwent an 8-story, 33-foot horizontal expansion in 1897, and an 8-story, 35-foot horizontal expansion in 1907, each adding to the Farmer Street frontage, but was finally demolished between 1924 to 1926 as this section of the complex became obsolete.
  • The 1924 and 1926 demolitions replaced each half of the story with matching modern, 16-story towers complete with high-tech ventilation systems which washed, cooled, and dried air circulating through the new store.

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Location

25-43 Gratiot Avenue
1201-1247 Farmer Street
43 Gratiot Avenue at Farmer Street
48226
Downtown
Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

123.00 ft
123.00 ft
278.00 ft
100.00 ft
8
1
1891
1907
1924

Involved Companies

Mortimer L. Smith

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Features & Amenities

  • Observation deck on roof
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