The Bernard Ginsburg House, photo taken 1990
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Ginsburg, Bernard, House
236 Adelaide, Detroit - Wayne County
Property Type brick house
Historic Use DOMESTIC
Current Use DOMESTIC
Style Postmedieval English
Architect/Builder NETTLETON AND KAHN
Significant Person Bernard Ginsburg
Narrative Description The Bernard Ginsburg House is designed in an English Renaissance style common to Albert Kahn's early work. This two-and-one-half-story single family red-brick and stone dwelling has an extraordinary carved wood arcade resting on stone walls comprising its full width, hip roofed front porch. Window and door openings have frames and quoins of stone in the tradition of English Renaissance architecture.
Statement of Significance The Bernard Ginsburg House is significant as the home of Bernard Ginsburg, an important figure in philanthropy, civic service, and the Jewish community during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Bernard Ginsburg House is also significant as a very early work of the well-known architect Albert Kahn.
Period of Significance 1866-1900
Significant Date(s) 1898
Registry Type(s) 08/19/1991 National Register listed
Site ID# P25126