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Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Thompson Home

 
 
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By Joel S., June 4, 2015
1. Thompson Home marker
Inscription. This Victorian structure was completed in 1884. It was named for wealthy Detroit businessman David Thompson. In his will Thompson instructed his wife Mary to use part of his estate to found a charitable institution. She commissioned George DeWitt Mason, prominent local architect and leader in architectural education, to design the building. It stands as a distinctive example of his early work. The one story addition was constructed in 1964.
 
Erected 1978 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L358.)
 
Location. 42° 21.286′ N, 83° 3.947′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Cass Avenue and West Hancock Street, on the right when traveling north on Cass Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4756 Cass Avenue, Detroit MI 48201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hilberry Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Mackenzie House (within shouting distance of this marker); Wayne State University (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Unitarian Universalist Church
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By Joel S., June 4, 2015
2. Thompson Home and marker
(about 600 feet away); First Congregational Church of Detroit (about 800 feet away); David Whitney, Jr. Residence (approx. mile away); Scarab Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert Pauli Scherer (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
Also see . . .  The Thompson Home. (Submitted on June 16, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Thompson Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 4, 2015
3. Thompson Home Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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