Manchester Apartments, 1985
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Manchester Apartments
2016 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit - Wayne County
Property Type apartment building
Historic Use DOMESTIC/multiple dwelling
Current Use DOMESTIC/multiple dwelling
Style Italian Renaissance
Narrative Description The Manchester Apartment Building is a four-story, brick apartment building built in 1915. The name "Manchester" is in block letters above the entrance located on the front facade between two brick pilasters. Corner blocks at the corners of groupings of windows, brick quoins at the corner of the front facade, and the treatment of the parapet walls above the bracketed cornice with diamond and square patterns are typical of the decade entering into modernism.
Statement of Significance The Manchester Apartment Building typifies the moderate scale brick apartment buildings of the early 1900s along East Jefferson Avenue. Built to accommodate middle-class tenants, the building also represents the trend toward the transition of Jefferson Avenue from an upper class residential avenue to a middle class area and later a commercial strip.
Period of Significance 1901-1930
Significant Date(s) 1915
Registry Type(s) 10/09/1985 National Register listed
Site ID# P25167