Frederick K. Stearns House

The Frederick K. Stearns House is a home located at 8109 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, directly adjacent to the Arthur M. Parker House. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

Description

The Frederick K. Stearns House is a two-and-one-half-story house constructed from hollow tile. It has a gabled roof and stuccoed, half timber facades. The medieval feel of the house is accentuated through the use of varied window sizes, and by several projecting bays and broad roof surfaces.

Significance

This house is significant in that it was built for Frederick Stearns, the founder of a pharmeceutical firm which built the Frederick Stearns Building, also located on Jefferson Avenue. It is also significant because of its fine medieval and arts and crafts design.

Current use

The structure has been refurbished into office space. As of 2008, tenants include the Detroit-Wayne County Port Authority and Friends of Belle Isle.

Building Activity

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