|Statement of Significance
The Eighth Precinct Police Station is the second oldest police building in Detroit still in use. It represents a well-preserved and unique application of Chateauesque architecture on a police station. The station was designed by Detroit architect Louis Kamper and completed between 1900 and 1901 at a cost of approximately $46,000. Originally constructed as a sub-station of the Second Precinct, the station was renumbered as part of the Eighth Precinct in 1910. The Detroit Police Youth Bureau used the buildings as office space in 1954 and was followed by the current tenants, the Personnel Division of the Detroit Police Headquarters.