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Maccabees Building

5057 Woodward Avenue
Detroit MI United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1926
  Finished1927
Floor Count15
Floor Area27,220 m²
Building Uses
 - office
 - communication
 - retail
 - university
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - truss tower
Architectural Style
 - neo-gothic
Materials
 - limestone

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Antenna466 ftFCC
Roof197 ftFCC

Description
- Architect: Albert Kahn

- This building was originally constructed for the Royal Maccabees Insurance, who left the building in the 1960's. The building (as of 2002) houses offices for Wayne State University in Midwtown Detroit.

- The Maccabees Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

- The "Lone Ranger" radio show debuted and was broadcast from this building in 1933. It later went on to become a popular T.V. show and had movie spin-offs.

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