Parker House, photo submitted 1985
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Parker, Arthur M., House
8115 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit - Wayne County
Other Names Parker House
Arthur M. Parker House
Property Type brick house
Historic Use DOMESTIC/single dwelling
Current Use EDUCATION/school
Style Postmedieval English
Architect/Builder Malcomson and Higginbotham
Significant Person Arthur M. Parker
Narrative Description The Arthur M. Parker House stands adjacent to the Frederick K. Stearns House, facing southeast toward East Jefferson Avenue. The Parker House is a two-and-one-half-story house with brick facades on its first story and stucco and half-timbering above. The house is similar in style to the Stearns House, with its medieval character reinforced by irregular bays, though more restrained.
Statement of Significance The Arthur M. Parker House is significant in terms of its neo-medieval design and for its connection with the well known Detroit architectural partnership of Malcomson and Higginbotham. The house was designed for Arthur M. Parker, secretary-treasurer of the Detroit Boiler Company, by William G. Malcomson and William E. Higginbotham.
Period of Significance 1901-1930
Significant Date(s) 1901
Registry Type(s) 10/09/1985 National Register listed
Site ID# P25199