Lee Plaza Hotel, photo submitted 1981
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Lee Plaza Hotel
2240 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit - Wayne County
Other Names Lee Plaza Apartments
Property Type hotel
Historic Use DOMESTIC
Current Use DOMESTIC
Style Art Deco
Architect/Builder CHARLES NOBLE
Narrative Description The Lee Plaza is a fifteen-story, orange-glazed-brick, steel-and-reinforced concrete, Art Deco apartment building with a steeply sloped green copper roof. The building is "I" shaped and rises from a one-story rectangular, terra cotta clad base. The structure has a strongly vertical character as a result of the prominent brick piers that divide the elevations into bays and rise in continuous bands to the steep chateauesque roof crowned with ornamental lightning rods.
Statement of Significance The Lee Plaza Hotel is architecturally significant as one of the finest and most elaborate apartment hotels surviving from Detroit's 1920s heyday. The structure is notable for its excellent state of preservation and it has never been redecorated or remodelled, unlike the majority of the city's other luxury hotels.
Period of Significance 1901-1930
Significant Date(s) 1928-1929
Registry Type(s) 11/05/1981 National Register listed
Site ID# P25160