Park Avenue Hotel

The high rise 2643 Park Avenue is a former hotel in Detroit, Michigan located in the Park Avenue Historic District. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. It is also known as Salvation Army Harbor Light Center and is not to be confused with Park Avenue House (Detroit, Michigan), once known as Park Avenue Hotel.

Significance

The Park Avenue Hotel is one of three hotels located on Park Avenue and designed by Louis Kamper for Lew Tuller; the other two are the Eddystone at 100 Sproat St. (across Sproat from the Park Avenue Hotel) and the Royal Palm at 2305 Park Avenue which now operates as the Park Avenue House. All three are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Current use

At one time, the Park Avenue was used by the Salvation Army as their Harbor Light Center homeless shelter. Operations were moved in 2007, and the Salvation Army planned to sell the building to a developer. However, the plans fell through, and the building is now abandoned.

Building Activity

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