on Grand River near Warren this striking facility has sat
empty for years.
Precinct Police Station
put this beautiful facility in this site even though I had
not found out what it functioned as.
thanks to an email from Sandra Ham, I can tell you more.
She wrote, "... this building was the old 8th Precinct
Police station. In the '60s it was a youth home. The architect
was Louis Kampfer. He was involved in a lot of buildings in
Detroit, the Harold J. Hector house on Woodward, the Book
Cadillac Hotel, and many more...
the columns on the front porch there are heads, which are
ex-police chiefs... The inside is very plain since it was
a police station. The carriage house is attached, with the
jail being the top half. The bars are still there. The back
side of the building is flat! No architectural details.
last comment, I was just driving by it a few weeks ago [late
'99] and it looks like it is occupied. There might be apartments
in the back now. There were cars and I saw new light fixtures
inside. The front is still boarded up."