David Whitney, Jr. Residence

David Whitney, Jr. Residence (HM1LAK)

Location: Detroit, MI 48201 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 21.179', W 83° 3.715'

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This mansion was once described as "an American palace enjoying the distinction of being the most pretentious modern home in the state and one of the most elaborate houses in the west." David Whitney, Jr. (1830-1900), its owner, was one of the wealthiest lumber barons in the Midwest. Begun in 1890, the house took four years to construct. Its exterior is made of pink jasper, mined in South Dakota. The luxurious interior is reminiscent of residences of Napoleonic Paris. Its features include silk-covered walls and ceilings, tapestries, extensive woodwork, leaded crystal and Tiffany windows.
Marker NumberS358
Year Placed1980
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 330180 N 4691027
Decimal Degrees42.35298333, -83.06191667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 21.179', W 83° 3.715'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 21' 10.74" N, 83° 3' 42.9" W
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Area Code(s)313, 248, 586, 734
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4451 M-1, Detroit MI 48201, US
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