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Somerset Apartments

Somerset Apartments
Location 1523 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
Built 1922
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Federal, Other
Governing body Private
MPS East Jefferson Avenue Residential TR
NRHP Reference # 85002946[1]
Added to NRHP October 09, 1985

The Somerset Apartments is an apartment building located at 1523 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. It is also known as the Parkcrest Apartment Building. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]


The Somerset Apartments are five interconnected rectangular buildings, each four stories, built in a row running rearward from Jefferson.[2] It has 80 units and over 45,000 square feet (4,200 m2).[3] The front façade is symmetrical, faced with limestone on the first story and red brick above, with arched windows on the first floor.[2] The roofline had a dentiled cornice with a white frieze below.[2]

History and significance

The apartment building is an excellent example of high-quality middle-class residential architecture from the 1920s.[2] The building is currently unused, and has been slated for demolition by the city of Detroit.[4]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ a b c d Somerset Apartments from the state of Michigan
  3. ^ The Somerset from LoopNet, retrieved 11/6/08
  4. ^ MAYOR KILPATRICK’S $300M ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE, 4/8/2008, City of Detroit Press Release
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