Somerset Apartments

The Somerset Apartments is an apartment building located at 1523 E. Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. It is also known as the Parkcrest Apartment Building. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

Description

The Somerset Apartments are five interconnected rectangular buildings, each four stories, built in a row running rearward from Jefferson. It has 80 units and over 45,000 square feet (4,200 m2). The front facade is symmetrical, faced with limesone on the first story and red brick above, with arched windows on the first floor. The roofline had a dentiled cornice with a white frieze below.

History and significance

The apartment building is an excellent example of high-quality middle-class residential architecture from the 1920s. The building is currently unused. It has been slated for demolition by the city of Detroit.

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