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Cass-Davenport Historic District

Cass-Davenport Historic District
Davenport, Chesterfield, and Naomi Apartments
Location Detroit, Michigan
 United States
Built 1905
Architect Baxter & O'Dell; Putnam & Moore
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Tudor Revival, Beaux-Arts
Governing body Private
MPS Cass Farm MPS
NRHP Reference # 97001100[1]
Added to NRHP September 22, 1997

The Cass-Davenport Historic District is a historic district of apartment buildings in Detroit, Michigan, roughly bounded by Cass Avenue, Davenport Street, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[1] The Milner Arms Apartments (originally known as the Hotel Stevenson) abuts, but is not within, the district.

The district includes four apartment buildings near the corner of Cass Avenue and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard:[2]

Name Alternate Name Image Location Date Built Architectural Style
Davenport Apartments On Davenport east of Cass 1905 Classical Revival
Chesterfield Apartments Bon Rea Corner of Davenport and Cass 1911 Beaux-Arts
Aderna Court Apartments Wayne Court Apartments 3527 Cass at the corner of Martin Luther King 1924 Tudor Revival
Naomi Apartments Cass Plaza Apartments East side of Cass at the corner of Martin Luther King 1924 Italian Renaissance

These buildings are all three to six stories tall and are constructed of brick with limestone or cast stone details.[3] The group of buildings reflect a change in apartment building design in Detroit: starting with the small scale, luxurious apartment buildings built near the turn of the 20th century and continuing to the large scale, high density apartment buildings constructed between 1915 and 1930.[3]

Of the four, only the Aderna Court Apartments have been continuously occupied.[2] However, as of 2006, the Chesterfield has been redeveloped and is again open.[4] The Davenport and Naomi Apartments have also been slated for redevelopment.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ a b Cass-Davenport Historic District from
  3. ^ a b Cass-Davenport Historic District from the state of Michigan
  4. ^ "24-unit Chesterfield Apartments ready for tenants," April 11, 2006, Model D.
  5. ^ Summary of Development Investment in Midtown, Detroit, Tears 2000-2009, Planned and Constructed Projects.
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