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Park Avenue House (Detroit, Michigan)

Park Avenue House
(Royal Palm)
View from the southeast
Location 2305 Park Avenue
Detroit, Michigan

42°20′18″N 83°3′16″W / 42.33833°N 83.05444°W / 42.33833; -83.05444Coordinates: 42°20′18″N 83°3′16″W / 42.33833°N 83.05444°W / 42.33833; -83.05444

Built 1924
Architect Louis Kamper
Architectural style Other
Governing body Private
Part of Park Avenue Historic District (#97000396)
NRHP Reference # 96000812[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 25, 1996
Designated CP May 13, 1997

The Park Avenue House is a high rise residential building located at 2305 Park Avenue in the Park Avenue Historic District in downtown Detroit, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]


Formerly known as the Royal Palm, it is one of three hotels located on Park Avenue and designed by Louis Kamper[2] for Lew Tuller;[3] the other two are the Eddystone at 100 Sproat St. and the Park Avenue at 2643. All three are on the National Register of Historic Places. The Royal Palm, confusingly, took the name of the Park Avenue Hotel at some point.[4]

The Royal Palm is the oldest hotel in the downtown Detroit area, and operated continuously as a hotel until its conversion to a high-rise residential building named the Park Avenue House.[3][5] The Royal Palm is one three original hotels built by Lew Tuller; the others are the Park Avenue and the Eddystone located in Midtown.


The Royal Palm is a thirteen-story hotel with Italian Renaissance details; the building features unusual packeted bay windows.[2] It is located within the Park Avenue Historic District; the entrance faces Park Avenue.[3] Although the building has undergone some alterations, it is generally in excellent condition.[3] The Town Pump Tavern is located on the ground floor of the building.[6]


External links

  • The Park Avenue House
  • The Town Pump Tavern
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