Frederick K. Stearns House

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Frederick K. Stearns House
Frederick K. Stearns House Detroit MI.jpg
Location8109 East Jefferson Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates42°21′7″N 82°59′42″W / 42.35194°N 82.99500°W / 42.35194; -82.99500Coordinates: 42°21′7″N 82°59′42″W / 42.35194°N 82.99500°W / 42.35194; -82.99500
ArchitectStratton & Baldwin
Architectural styleOther
MPSEast Jefferson Avenue Residential TR
NRHP reference #85002947[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 09, 1985

The Frederick K. Stearns House is a home located at 8109 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, directly adjacent to the Arthur M. Parker House. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]


The Frederick K. Stearns House is a two-and-one-half-story house constructed from hollow tile.[2] It has a gabled roof and stuccoed, half timber façades. The medieval feel of the house is accentuated through the use of varied window sizes, and by several projecting bays and broad roof surfaces.[2]


This house is significant in that it was built for Frederick K. Stearns, son of the founder of a pharmaceutical firm that built the Frederick Stearns Building, also located on Jefferson Avenue, and who served as its president from 1887-1921.[3] It is also significant because of its fine medieval and Arts and Crafts design.[2]

Current use[edit]

The structure has been refurbished into office space. As of 2008, tenants include the Detroit-Wayne County Port Authority and Friends of Belle Isle.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c Stearns, Frederick K., House Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine from the state of Michigan
  3. ^ Burton, Clarence Monrow, William Stocking and Gordon K. Miller. (1922) The City of Detroit, Michigan, 1701-1922, Volume 2. S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. pp. 804-810.

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