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The Argonaut

485 West Milwaukee Street
Detroit MI United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1928
  Finished1930
Floor Count11
Units / Rooms275
Building Uses
 - residential
 - residential
 - retail
 - university
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - art deco
Materials
 - glass
 - limestone
 - brick

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof185 ftOrton Development
to elevator tower
Main roof140 ftSanborn Fire Insurance Map
to main roof deck

Description
• Architect: Albert Kahn Associates Inc.
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• Once the former laboratory building for the General Motors Corporation, the Argonaut is currently undergoing a renovation to transform it into an educational facility and dormitory for the College of Creative Studies. The renovation began by The College for Creative Studies of Detroit in May 2008, and is scheduled to be completed by the Fall of 2009, a renovation thought by Orton Development of California for mixed-used starting in the spring of 2006, but due to the economy the plan was postponed.

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