Historic Detroit

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Alfred M. Low House (1002 Seminole)

Alfred M. Low was a lawyer with offices in the Ford Building. Dr. Francis Duffield and his wife lived here 1921-1924. The Duffields had lived at 1106 Seminole 1906-1916. John E. Coulter, president of Saturday Night Press, and his wife Alma Walker lived there from 1926-1946.

This residence displays details of the English Renaissance Style. Renaissance elements seen here include the door arch and the cartouche and the supported shallow pediment, which are applied to the traditional British forms of steep gables, brick and half timbers. Stratton and Baldwin were acknowledged masters of this style. The house was heavily altered after WWII but has since been restored, including removal of an entire rear wing to create a terrace area.