Vinton Building

The Vinton Building is a residential high-rise located at 600 Woodward Avenue (at the northeast corner of Woodward and Congress Street) in Detroit, Michigan. It is located next to the First National Building, and stands across Woodward Avenue from Chase Tower, and across Congress Street from Comerica Tower and the Guardian Building. It was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1982 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

It stands 12 stories tall, 172 ft. (52 m), with 2 basement levels for a total of 14 floors. Its primary uses are for offices and retail. The building was constructed in the neo-classical architectural style, and contains mainly terra cotta as its main material.


  • Architect: Albert Kahn
  • Architect renovation: Archive D.S.
  • Owner: Vinton Building, LLC
  • General Contractor (renovation): The Garrison Company


  • This building underwent a reconstruction in 2006 turning the building into a loft building.
  • This renovation included commercial space on the first two floors, and one loft on each of the additional ten floors.
  • The Vinton Building has a peaked parapet wall on the front facade reminiscent of classical temples.
  • It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
  • The renovation began in December 2005. The building renovation included a conversion of the basement into a parking level, ground floor retail, second floor commercial space, with the top ten floors being converted into multiple condominium units, one or two per floor. As of 2010, renovation has stalled and the building has yet to open.


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