The Palmer Park Apartment Building Historic District is located in the Palmer Park neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan, and is well regarded for its ornate and varied examples of active and abandoned apartment buildings. The neighborhood is named after Thomas W. Palmer, a wealthy Detroiter, one-time U.S. Senator and President of the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893.
The neighborhood began to take form in 1925 when Walter Briggs acquired the estate of Palmer and hired Albert Kahn to design the
The photos were taken in December 2013, with many buildings in poor condition or abandoned, partly because of the national recession. A lot has changed in the neighborhood since then, with some of these beautiful apartments being rehabilitated into