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Basso Building, 7338 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Wayne County, MI

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Summary

Significance: This is a significant example of the kind of speculative commercial construction commonplace in Detroit during the city's period of rapid growth brought about by the success of the automobile industry in the late 1910s and early 1920s. It was built to provide office space in the rapidly-expanding New Center area in mid-town of neo-classical design, with elaborate Beaux-Arts ornamentation.
Survey number: HABS MI-274
Building/structure dates: 1915 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1921 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1949 Subsequent Work

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Date

1915 - 1980
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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
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Location

Detroit (Mich.)42.37101, -83.07337
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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