Historic Detroit

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Victoria Apartments

This building stood on Park Avenue and what is now the I-75 Service Drive.

It was built as the Gregorian Apartment Hotel in 1912, and designed by architect Edwin W. Gregory, who was also president of the Gregorian Building Co. The cost of the building was $100,000. Its broad cornice was galvanized iron.

The building rented apartments from $50 to $75 a month, with the higher-priced units coming fully furnished. Among its amenities was telephone service "with an operator in constant attendance," The Detroit News wrote. The building's basement featured a large reception room with kitchen and cloak and card rooms for tenants to use to entertain. It also had two electric elevators. The interior finish was English oak and white enamel.

In 1918, it was sold and renamed the Hotel Victoria, and was also known as the Victoria Apartments.

In the late 1960s, the building was being marketed by its address, as 2332 Park. It disappears from newspaper classifieds and is presumed to have been demolished sometime in the 1970s or '80s. The site of the building, located immediately north of the Colony Club on Park Avenue, has been a surface parking lot for decades.