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Property Name Pilgrim and Puritan Apartment Complex
Reference Number 14000514
State Michigan
County Wayne
Town Detroit
Street Address 9303-9333 East Jefferson Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 8/25/2014
Areas of Significance Architecture, Social history
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"The Pilgrim and Puritan Apartment Complex is significant under criteria A for its social history and C for its architecture at the local level of significance. During a time when this section of East Jefferson Avenue was being developed as Detroit's ""Gold Coast"" with luxury apartment buildings and apartment hotels such as the Whittier, Hibbard Apartments, Indian Village Manor and Detroit Tower, the Pilgrim and Puritan provided a housing opportunity for Detroit's growing professional and middle-class. It is the largest and most impressive of this housing type on East Jefferson Avenue. Constructed in 1924, it is significant for its architecture as an apartment building designed by Detroit architect Charles N. Agree and as a large and intact example of a courtyard style of apartment building complex of Neo-Classical/Commercial Brick styling not found elsewhere on East Jefferson Avenue. "

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