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Poll: Vote for the most beautiful street in Detroit

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Which historic street will win?

Pallister Avenue
Michelle & Chris Gerard

Recently, we asked our readers to chime in on what they think the most beautiful street in Detroit is. There were definitely a few standouts, and many honorable mentions. There were definitely some common themes. These streets have well-kept historic homes, stand out architecture, and many are lined with trees. Now we’re leaving it up to a poll, and the winner will be featured on Here are your choices.

Ferry Street

Extending two blocks from Woodward to Brush, this stretch of Ferry Street is designated as both a Historic District and it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It includes the Col. Frank J. Hecker House on the corner of Woodward and Ferry, and the Inn on Ferry Street, which is arguably the most beautiful hotel in the city.

Pallister Avenue

Over in New Center, Pallister Avenue feels like a little oasis in the middle of the neighborhood. Lush trees almost form a tunnel in the summer for this pedestrian-only, brick-lined street.

W. Boston Boulevard, between Woodward and the Lodge

We’re submitting this one for consideration, since one block contains two of the most impressive mansions in the city. Boston-Edison has hundreds of gorgeous homes, but on Boston between Woodward and Second, you can see both the Kresge and the Siegel mansions.

West Canfield

The West Canfield Historic District is located between Second and Third in Cass Corridor. The Queen Anne homes were built in the 1870s and 1880s and it’s now a one-way street lined with trees and and street lamps.

Avery Street, between Willis and Alexandrine

Woodbridge is full of beautiful blocks (seriously, take your pick), and our readers chose this one for its well-kept houses and landscaping. Although Commonwealth was a very, very close second.