- Cost at Completion: $1,000,000
- This was Detroit's tallest high-rise building from 1896 to 1909 when the Ford Building was completed.
- This was Detroit's second "skyscraper." It was demolished in 1962 to make room for the International-styled 1001 Woodward, which was completed 3 years later.
- Billed as a "fireproof skyscraper" a fire broke out on the top floor of the building in 1915, and burned for two hours, but never spread beyond its origin.
- This building contained a roof-top observation deck, which offered unobsctructed views for 12 miles in any direction. The cost for viewing was a dime.
- The top of the building also served as a station for the United States Weather Bureau. Observation deck patrons could view meteorologists preforming experiments and predicting the weather.
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