Historic Detroit

Coronado Apartments

Located on the corner of Second and Selden Avenues, this large, rectangular, four-story building with flat roof sits atop a raised foundation. The building is constructed of yellow brick and rusticated sandstone which horizontally divide the primary elevations between the second and third stories. The Second Avenue facade is a long, flat-fronted, symmetrical mass that terminates in curved, four-story bay windows at the south and north ends. The ground floor contains three entrances, each with open loggias on the floors above. The broad, wood and metal, bracketed cornice and brick frieze form a monumental cornice treatment which caps the building. The Coronado is noteworthy as na upscale apartment building erected for middle class and wealthy Detroiters. The unite were subdivided in the 1930’s as the average income of area residents declined. This building was individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 and is a contributing building to the Willlis-Selden Historic District.