Historic Detroit

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Laredo Apartments

The Laredo Apartment building is located at the corner of Elmhurst and Lawton streets in the Dexter-Linwood neighborhood.

The building is a stunning combination of the Art Deco, Spanish Revival and Moorish styles, and was designed by the firm Wiedmaier & Gay.

It was built with around 20 apartments and was targeted at middle-class to upper middle class families.

Sadly, the neighborhood - once strong Jewish and gay enclaves - has declined over the years, and the Laredo has been vacant for some 20 years. Nevertheless, the building still retains much of its original beautiful details. The building is currently owned by the Detroit Land Bank Authority.

More information on this building coming soon.