Store and Flats for Wyandotte Street – 1912

From the Evening Record, October 1912:

This is a new building to be erected on Wyandotte street for Messrs. Osterhout & Little from designs submitted byLeybourne & Whitney, architects and engineers, 204 Davis building. There will be two large and well lighted stores on the first floor with basements beneath. Upon the second floor there will be two flats, each containing a reception hall, a large living room. kitchen, pantry, two bedrooms with closets and a bathroom. The exterior will be made of pressed brick and stone, and the cornice will be decorated with show rafters and brackets and covered with a green tile. The building will cost about $10,000.

This building if still standing could be any one of hundreds of buildings along Wyandotte Street. Interesting to see how this and probably many of the building looked vastly different to today when first built. Nothing like stripping off any decorative elements and making them all look the same…

9 Comments on Store and Flats for Wyandotte Street – 1912

  1. It would have been nice to own a flat up there in the early days. Nice and close to the bustling activity of the town.

  2. Too bad those 2nd floor windows were at the same height as the exhaust stacks on the big trucks roaming Wyandotte. I used to see the diesel exhaust float through my apartment on Wyandotte before air-conditioning. New bridge might help?

  3. Back in 1912 when this was built there where no big trucks, diesel or gas, no tunnel, or no bridge to go to. Considering the ammount of air pollution from homes heated with wood or coal fires, and idustial plants todays air is a lot better.

  4. I think that was 760 Wyandotte Street, between Marentette and Louis. It housed Whiteman Furniture from the early 1960s until 1996.

  5. I agree Andrew. Why have brackets and cornices when stucco is so much better!

    Here’s an idea to the knobs who keep covering over brick or decoratives elements to put stucco on the building; buy a stucco building!

  6. 760 Wyandotte is a good guess. Mine is 1276 Wyandotte. It is now Glatter furniture and the front of the building has been substantially renovated.

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