Posted by on July 1, 2011 in Architecture - 8 Comments

University District – Detroit, Michigan

Detroit University District 18004 Wildemere

Boston-Edison and Indian Village may get all the press, but Detroit’s University District is as gorgeous and unique as any neighborhood you’ll find within the city limits. Named for its close proximity to the University of Detroit, the neighborhood is located one mile west of Woodward and bounded by 7 Mile to the north, McNichols to the south, Livernois to the west, and the Detroit Golf Club to the east.


The district’s approximately 1,200 single family homes feature a wide variety of building styles, including English Tudor, Romanesque, Italianate, Spanish Mission, French Provincial, Queen Anne, Georgian, Federalist and Art Moderne, with Tudor being the dominant style. The vast majority of this district’s homes were built during a couple of the most golden ages of American home building, 1925 to 1930, and 1937 to 1941; back when building costs were low and old-world craftsmanship was plentiful, or so we’re told. All we know for sure is that they just don’t make ’em like this anymore. Sigh. ~I♥DM



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Dale Carlson grew up along the northeastern shores of Lake Michigan, where at a young age Detroit called out to him in his dreams. In 2008, after extended stays in ten different Michigan cities, the author settled permanently in southeast Oakland County where he currently lives and works in various capacities within the local real estate industry.