Kingston Arms Apartments
296Grand Boulevard, Detroit - Wayne County
Property Type apartment
Historic Use DOMESTIC/multiple dwelling
Current Use DOMESTIC/multiple dwelling
Style Tudor Revival
Architect/Builder J. I. Weinberg
Narrative Description The Kingston Arms is a four and one-half story Tudor Revival building with twenty-four apartment units. A shop space with a separate street entrance is located in the basement with a short access stair at the corner of the building, originally occupied by a beauty parlor. The building is located at the northeast corner of East Grand Boulevard and Agnes Avenue so there are two street-facing elevations. The building is rectangular in shape with the shorter main entrance front facade facing East Grand Boulevard and the longer side elevation facing Agnes.
Statement of Significance The Kingston Arms is a representative example of the eclectic period revival apartment buildings which sprang up along Detroit's major thoroughfares during the 1920s. The building reflects not only the architectural tastes of the day in apartment building design. It also exemplifies and symbolizes the social history of the exuberant period of major population growth in Detroit in the late 1910s and 1920s that was reflected in the rapidly growing number of middle-class apartment buildings in fashionable parts of the city such as East Grand Boulevard.
Period of Significance 1924-1930
Significant Date(s) 1924,1925
Registry Type(s) 04/09/1999 National Register listed
Site ID# P35833