Our friend Paul at the Corktown History blog has mad skills when it comes to finding archival information on Detroit buildings. Here now, he sends along an image from the Free Press and confirmation that James Couzens home was designed by Albert Kahn. (Couzens was a major shareholder in the Ford Motor Company who became mayor of Detroit and later a U. S. Senator). This ten bedroom home was listed as a short sale this week, but we've been told it is already being taken off the market. The building obtained a permit for construction in 1909, at which point the construction cost was listed in the Free Press as $40 K.
· The 10 Bedroom James Couzens Mansion Is Listed for $80 K [Curbed Detroit]