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Theodore Levin United States Courthouse

231 West Lafayette Boulevard
Detroit MI United States

Construction Dates
Floor Count10
Building Uses
 - courthouse
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - art deco
 - neo-classical
 - glass
 - stone
 - limestone
 - granite

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof184 ft
Top floor164 ft''

• Architects: James A. Wetmore & Robert O. Derrick.

• Designed in a sleek moderne style, it is faced with limestone above a base of polished black stone. Above the second floor is an open center court.

• Relief sculptures of eagles and emblems above the entrance symbolize the building's governmental function.

• The Detroit Federal Building is on the site of the former Fort Lernout, Fort Shelby, and the 1897 U. S. Post Office, Courthouse, and Custom House.

• Remnants of the 1897 Courthouse can be found in Room 733, the U. S. District Courtroom.

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