clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Stunning Renovation Saves Abandoned Davenport Apartments

New, 28 comments
One more old photo. Both were taken in December 2013.
One more old photo. Both were taken in December 2013.



[Photography by Chris and Michelle Gerard]

The Davenport Apartments were the very definition of blight. Abandoned long ago, the building was stuffed with garbage, coated in graffiti and open to trespass. That was in late 2013, when the Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation announced plans for restoration and the first construction equipment began showing up. The trashed interior was eventually torn out and rebuilt as eight apartments of affordable housing. Today, the Davenport looks brand new. For an apartment building that welcomed its first residents in 1905, that's quite an achievement.


· Davenport Rehab Kicks into High Gear, Begins Spring Gutting [Curbed]
· Hints of Construction Already Spotted at The Davenport [Curbed]
· Midtown Kicks Off 2014 With Huge Cass Plaza Restoration [Curbed]

The Davenport

149 Davenport, Detroit, MI