Cass-Davenport Historic District

The Cass-Davenport Historic District is a historic district of apartment buildings in Detroit, Michigan, roughly bounded Cass Ave., Davenport, and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. The Milner Arms Apartments originally known as the Hotel Stevenson, abuts, but is not within, the district.

The district includes four apartment buildings near the corner of Cass Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard:

Name Alternate Name Image Location Date Built Architectural Style
Davenport Apartments On Davenport east of Cass 1905 Classical Revival
Chesterfield Apartments Bon Rea Corner of Davenport and Cass 1911 Beaux Arts
Aderna Court Apartments Wayne Court Apartments 3527 Cass at the corner of Martin Luther King 1924 Tudor Revival
Naomi Apartments Cass Plaza Apartments East side of Cass at the corner of Martin Luther King 1924 Italian Renaissance

These buildings are all three to six stories tall and are constructed of brick with limestone or cast stone details. The group of buildings reflect a change in apartment building design in Detroit: starting with the small scale, luxurious apartment buildings built near the turn of the century and continuing to the large scale, high density apartment buildings constructed between 1915 and 1930.

Of the four, only the Aderna Court Apartments have been continuously occupied. However, as of 2006, the Chesterfield has been redeveloped and is again open. The Davenport and Naomi Apartments have also been slated for redevelopment.

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