Randolph Street Commercial Buildings Historic District, photo 1979
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Randolph Street Commercial Buildings Historic District
1208-1244 Randolph Street, Detroit - Wayne County
Property Type commercial buildings
Historic Use COMMERCE/TRADE
Current Use COMMERCE/TRADE
Style Late Victorian
Architect/Builder unknown
Narrative Description The Randolph Street Commercial Buildings Historic District consists of six adjacent structures located in the retail heart of downtown Detroit. Several blocks to the east of this district is Greektown, and directly to the west is Cadillac Square. The surrounding buildings are primarily early twentieth century commercial structures and office buildings. The structures range in height from two- to four-stories and are mostly brick, High Victorian styles. Some remodeling including cornice removals and ground level alterations have been made to most of the buildings.
Statement of Significance The Randolph Street Commercial Buildings are architecturally significant as a rare surviving Victorian commercial streetscape in the heart of Detroit's retail district. The buildings include an interesting range of Victorian Italianate designs as well as a rare survivor of the 1840s and an interesting 1920s marble store front structure. It is unique to downtown Detroit, and an ongoing part of Detroit's commercial and social history.
Period of Significance 1826-1865
Significant Date(s) 1840
Registry Type(s) 07/08/1980 National Register listed
Site ID# P25205