The Kean, photo submitted 1981.
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Kean, The
8925 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit - Wayne County
Property Type apartment building
Historic Use DOMESTIC/multiple dwelling
Current Use DOMESTIC/multiple dwelling
Style Art Deco
Architect/Builder CHARLES NOBLE
Narrative Description The Kean is a sixteen-story, Art Deco structure containing fifty apartments. The bright orange terra cotta entranceway has a coffered, arched opening, Corinthian columns and medallions. Other notable features are the tiled, hipped roof, pinnacles, and central chimneys. The upper floors are also adorned with projecting Gargoyles.
Statement of Significance The Kean is significant for Charles Nobel's outstanding Art Deco design completed in 1931. Its completion coincides with the end of a large scale residential development along East Jefferson Avenue.
Period of Significance 1931-1945
Significant Date(s) 1931
Registry Type(s) 10/09/1985 National Register listed
Site ID# P25149