Metropolitan Building, 25-107 John R Street, Detroit, Wayne County, MI
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 Grand Circus Park area at the northern edge of Detroit's Central Business District. It is also a good example of late Gothic Revival design, applied to a modest skyscraper, with appropriate elaborate ornamentation.
Survey number: HABS MI-261
Building/structure dates: 1925 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1927 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1930 Subsequent Work