A new listing in La Salle Gardens still has physical reminders of the ‘67 riot, which the city is remembering on its 50th anniversary this year. It’s located at 7477 La Salle Boulevard, a couple blocks north of West Grand Boulevard. The house was raided during the riots, and cited as an “ammunition dump.” Al Block has provided Curbed with articles and photos for the home, where you can still see the bullet holes.
The historically significant home is a total rehab, and the current owner uses it as a second home. It was built in 1927 for Dr. Randall O'Rourke, a prominent Detroit physician. Block tells Curbed that the property is “fortified” and has a high level of security.
Photos show us that it’s an incredible old house, with a lot of original detail left. It’s 5,402 square feet, with five bedrooms, three full and two half baths, an unusual basement, and intricate detailing in the mantles, woodwork, and tiling. It’s listing for $269,900 through Al Block, Associate Broker, RE/MAX First. It’s a grand home deserving of preservation and rehab.
More photos can be seen in the video below.