Santa Fe Apartments

Infobox_nrhp | name =Santa Fe Apartments
nrhp_type =

caption = Location of former Satna Fe Apartments
location= Detroit, Michigan
lat_degrees = 42
lat_minutes = 21
lat_seconds = 24
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 83
long_minutes = 4
long_seconds = 19
long_direction = W
locmapin = Michigan
area =
built =1925
architect= F.W. Wiedmaier,John B. Gay
architecture= Mission/Spanish Revival, Other
added = May 01, 1986
governing_body = State
mpsub=University--Cultural Center Phase II MRA
refnum=86000996cite web|url=|title=National Register Information System|date=2008-04-15|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]

The Santa Fe Apartments were an apartment building located at 681 Merrick in Detroit, Michigan. The building was demolished by Wayne State University; [ "2020 Campus Master Plan: Existing Conditions and Analysis,"] pg. 45. Wayne State University (2002). Retrieved on 2008-07-04. ] the site is now the location of Yousif B. Ghafari Hall.


The Santa Fe was built in 1925 for $95,000. [ Santa Fe Apartments] from the city of Detroit] The building is a fine example of Mission and Spanish Revival, rare for Detroit. This style was used frequently for homes and religious buildings, but its use in a multi-unit dwelling is rare.


The Santa Fe Apartments were a five-story apartment building built of brick, tile, and grey stone, with plentiful architectural details on the front facade. Vertical elements on the facade were created by rectangular columns and tall, narrow windows on the upper floors. The facade also featured dentil moldings, a broken scroll pediment above the second level, and decorative railings. The sides were quoined and decorative brick and tile work graced the chimneys. The roof was formed with a distinctive Mission style parapet.


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