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|Hotel Statler Detroit|
|1539 Washington Boulevard|
Detroit MI United States
|Floor Area||47,845 m²|
| - hotel|
| - restaurant|
| - retail|
| - unused|
| - highrise|
| - beaux arts|
| - renaissance revival|
| - glass|
| - limestone|
| - brick|
| ||Heights|| ||Value||Source / Comments|| |
|Roof||232 ft||Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps|
|to highest penthouse roof|
|Lower penthouse||226 ft||Architectural Drawings|
|to lowest penthouse roof|
|Main roof||213 ft||Architectural Drawings|
|to main/principal roof deck|
• Architect: George B. Post & Sons.
• This hotel's architectural style is Georgian, which is a subset of English Renaissance Revival.
• The historic hotel was demolished in 2005 after the city deemed potential redevelopment plans unfeasible.
• The hotel was constructed between 1914 and 1915, but soon underwent an 200-room expansion along Washington Boulevard just one year after its completion in 1916 because the hotel had proven so popular.
• It underwent an extensive renovation in 1937 designed by Detroit-based Smith, Hinchman & Grylls, and constructed by general contractor Jerome A. Utley, which includes both interior and exterior changes, particularly the reconstruction of the lower amenity floors.
• Also an extensive interior renovation and reconstruction in 1963 to modernize the structure, which included the renovation of the top two floors into the "Hilton Towers," a "hotel within a hotel" concept.
• Closed on October 15, 1975 without a major investor to pay its back due bills.
• In April 1984, a major renovation proposal, Atrium Place, a 334-unit apartment project, was announced by a group of Southfield developers, but even after securing city and government grants to start the renovation, costs for the project skyrocket over the years, and the project failed in 1988.
• In December 1988, the Detroit Downtown Development Authority spent $70,000 on decorative awnings for the now abandoned Statler Hotel to try and improve its appearance for the NAIAS (North American International Auto Show).
• The Hotel Stater Detroit was demolished in 2005 following the approval of the Detroit Historic District Commission.
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