Chateau Frontenac Apartments

The Chateau Frontenac Apartments was an apartment building located at 10410 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991, but was subsequently demolished.

Description

The Chateau Frontenac was an eight-story apartment building constructed from buff brick, with off-white terra cotta details and a hipped roof of green Spanish tile. The building was Mediterranean Revival with some French Gothic accents, and covered an "E"-shaped plan area. The entranceway was through a tile-roofed projecting pavilion containing a terra cotta fountain with a dolphin motif. Cartouches of terra cotta were placed between the top-floor windows, and decorative terra cotta eave brackets were beneath the roof. Three-sided multi-paned bay windows projected into the courtyard.

History

The Chateau Frontenac Apartments was originally designed and owned by architect J. Will Wilson. However, Wilson apparently had financial troubles during the construction of the building, and he was forced to sell the building in 1927. The building had a succession of owners from that time until its eventual demolition.

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