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Wright Kay Building

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Identification

Wright Kay Building
Schwankowski Temple of Music, F.J. Schwankowski Company Building
242711

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
brick
applied masonry
romanesque revival

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • This was one of Detroit's first "high-rises," and one of the first buildings in Detroit to contain and electrical elevator.
  • By 1910, the F.J. Schwankowski Company had ceased operations and the building became a multi-tenant jewelry store. It housed the Wright Kay jewelry firm from 1920 to 1978.

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Location

1500 Woodward Avenue
1 John R Street
1500 Woodward Avenue
48226
Downtown
Detroit
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

77.26 ft
6
1891

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