Ponchartrain Apartments

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Ponchartrain Apartments
Pontchartrain Apartments Detroit.jpg
Pontchartrain Apartments, 1985
LocationDetroit, Michigan
Coordinates42°20′2″N 83°1′55″W / 42.33389°N 83.03194°W / 42.33389; -83.03194Coordinates: 42°20′2″N 83°1′55″W / 42.33389°N 83.03194°W / 42.33389; -83.03194
Architectural styleClassical Revival
Demolishedc. 1990
MPSEast Jefferson Avenue Residential TR
NRHP reference #85002945[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 09, 1985

The Ponchartrain Apartments was an apartment building located at 1350 East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. It was also known as the Renaissance Apartments. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985,[1] but subsequently demolished.


Parking lot where the Ponchartrain Apartments once stood

The Ponchartrain Apartment building was a four-story red brick structure sitting atop a limestone foundation.[2] Window sills, coping, and a belt course between the first and second stories were also constructed of limestone. The entrance sat in an arched opening flanked by ornamental pilasters supporting the lintel.[2] Swags and urns decorate the entablature, and urns also grace the stone relief panels beneath the end windows.[2]


The Ponchartrain Apartments were built in 1920 at a cost of $195,000.[2] The building went through a succession of owners, and was renamed the Monticello Apartment Hotel in 1926, the Shorecrest Apartments in 1949, and the Renaissance Apartments in 1981.[2] The building has been demolished.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d e Ponchartrain Apartments Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine from the state of Michigan