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Fyfe Apartments - Photos

Fyfe Apartments side facade facing Woodward Avenue

The Fyfe's shoes ghost sign still visible on the Fyfe Apartments Building

Facade and roof-line detail during sunrise in Apr 2023

Facade detail

The Fyfe Apartments, far right, as seen from the Broderick Tower in 2013

The R.H. Fyfe Co. store opened on Grand Circus Park in what is called the Fyfe Apartment Building today. The “Temple of Shoes” offered 10 floors of nothing but footwear and was said to be the largest shoe store in the world at the time.

The upper reaches of the Fyfe Apartments Building

Cornice of the Fyfe Apartments Building in 2023