Historic Detroit

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Detroit Towers

The Detroit Towers has been one of the city’s most exclusive addresses since opening in early 1926.

Designed by Chicago architect Walter W. Ahlschlager, the 18-story tower on the bank of the Detroit River has always boasted luxurious living and huge apartments, with only two units per floor. Some of the residences are nearly 3,000 square feet, with eight or nine rooms a piece. In 1971, the building was converted into condos. It has remained lovingly kept, from its incredible lobby to its original parking garage.

Among the well-heeled Detroiters who have called the Towers home: Eddie Rickenbacker, the World War I flying ace; Esther Gordy Edwards of Motown Records fame; Architect C. Howard Crane, newspapermen James Scripps Booth and William E. Scripps; and Bertha Meyers Fisher, widow of Fred J. Fisher of “Body by Fisher” automotive fame.

It continues to be one of Detroit's most desirable addresses.

Last updated 14/02/2021