This grand old firehouse (Engine Company #8) watched over Corktown from 1918 to 1982, when it was sold and converted into a law office. Today, it's an oddball in Detroit's real estate market with an asking price of $1,899,995.
A maze of dated office decor awaits inside, but the building still contains a treasure trove of original firehouse amenities. The bay doors, tile, wood detailing, and even the fire poles are intact. The fire poles. Then again, the question remains: What do you do with an 8,000-square-foot firehouse?
Note: A surprising number of architectural gems (like the Hecker-Smiley mansion) weathered downtown's decline by converting into law offices. Cheers to you, deep-pocketed lawyers of the 1980s and '90s. This one was the longtime office of notable Motown lawyer Gregory Reed, which the listing is very excited to talk about.
· Listing: 1201 Bagley St [Point2]