Third Precinct Police Station
The Third Precinct Police Station (or Hunt Street Station) is a police station located at 2200 Hunt Street (at Gratiot Avenue) in Detroit, Michigan. It is currently used as office space and is known as the Sun Center Building. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Description
The Third Precinct Police Station is a three-story structure built from yellow brick and limestone. It is essentially boxy, but the exterior is constructed of projecting and receding planes that disguise the fact. The entrance, located in a curved corner bay, is flanked by limestone columns and pilasters with carvings of a police shield and the faces of policemen. The second and third floor windows facing Hunt and Dubois are unified by arched guilloche-patterned, terra-cotta enframements. Third-floor windows are topped by arched hoods. The projecting cornice is metal, fabricated by the Detroit Cornice and Slate Company.

Significance
The Hunt Street Police Station is a well-preserved example of a late 19th-century Beaux Arts public building, and is significant for its role in the history of the Detroit police force. In 1959, the Third and Seventh Precincts were consolidates and the building was sold.

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