Louis Kamper

Louis Kamper

Louis Kamper was an American architect. Kamper was born in 1861 and died in 1953. He designed, amongst other things, Book Tower, Book Cadillac Hotel, Col. Frank J. Hecker House, and the Water Board Building. His residential architecural designs included the Italian Renaissance styled Murray Sales House (1917) at 251 Lincoln in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Louis Kamper styled the four sculptures above the Michigan Avenue entrance to the Book-Cadillac Hotel which are from left to right: Anthony Wayne, Antoine Cadillac, Chief Pontiac, and Robert Navarre.Lloyd, Marshal Davies (August 20, 2006). [http://www.mlloyd.org/gen/navarre/text/arms.htm Navarre Arms] .Retrieved on June 17, 2008]

List of Kamper-designed buildings

*Col. Frank J. Hecker House (1888)
* Marvin M. Stanton Home/The Castle 1898, 530 Parkview Detroit, Michigan (Berry Subdivision)
* Detroit International Fair and Exposition Building 1889 (made entirely of wood)
* Hecker - Smiley Mansion 1889 Architectural Plans,1892 Completed
* Hugo Scherer summer home 1898
* Kamper Residence 1910
* Book Estate 1911
* Roseland Park Mausoleum 1914
*Book Tower (1916)
* 8th Precinct Building 1916
* Murray Sales Mansion 1917, 251 Lincoln in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
* Cornelius Ray Mansion 1917
*Cadillac Square Building (Real Estate Building) (1918)
*Washington Boulevard Building (1922 - 1923)
* [ Carleton Plaza] Hotel 1923
*Book Cadillac Hotel (1924) - four sculptures above the Michigan Avenue entrance to the Book-Cadillac Hotel which are from left to right: Anthony Wayne, Antoine Cadillac, Chief Pontiac, and Robert Navarre
*Park Ave. Apartments (1924)
*Eddystone Hotel (1924)
*Park Avenue Hotel (1924)
* Consolidated Bank Building 1926
* Book Tower 1926
* Industrial Bank Building (Stevens Apartments) (1928)
*Water Board Building (1928)
* Eaton Tower (David Broderick Tower) (1928)
* New Book Tower (81 stories) 1929 (never constructed)


References and further reading

*Cite book | author=Hill, Eric J. and John Gallagher | title= AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture| year=2002 | publisher= Wayne State University Press | id=ISBN 0-8143-3120-3
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/cd/cm/?id=louiskamper-detroit-mi-usa Louis Kamper] . Emporis. Retrieved on 2007/10/10.

External links

Other Detroit edifices designed by Louis Kamper:
* [http://www.forgottendetroit.com/caddy/history.html Book Cadillac Hotel]
* [http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/detroit/d29.htm Colonel Frank Hecker House]
* [http://detroit1701.org/The%20Castle.html Marvin M Stanton Home, "The Castle"]

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