Historic Detroit

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Merchants Building

The Merchants Building, individually listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 25, 1983, is a reinforced concrete frame eight-story commercial building with white terra-cotta clad façades fronting on Broadway and Grand River Avenues that display modernized classical styling.

Non-street facing façades display the exposed concrete frame and plain brick. The ground dimensions are 110 feet along Grand River and sixty-six feet along Broadway.

The Merchants Building is similar in scale and in the playful lightness of form of its white terra-cotta facades to the nearby L. B. King & Co. Building which is also individually listed in the National Register.