Third Precinct Police Station

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Third Precinct Police Station
Third Precinct Police Station Detroit.jpg
Third Precinct Police Station is located in Michigan
Third Precinct Police Station
Location2200 Hunt Street
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates42°21′2″N 83°1′58″W / 42.35056°N 83.03278°W / 42.35056; -83.03278Coordinates: 42°21′2″N 83°1′58″W / 42.35056°N 83.03278°W / 42.35056; -83.03278
ArchitectEdward C. Van Leyen
Architectural styleBeaux-Arts
NRHP reference #80001928[1]
Added to NRHPFebruary 29, 1980

The Third Precinct Police Station (or Hunt Street Station) is a former police station located at 2200 Hunt Street (at Gratiot Avenue) in Detroit, Michigan. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1] It now holds a co-working space, known as "Hunt Street Station."[2]


The Third Precinct Police Station is a three-story structure built from yellow brick and limestone. It is essentially boxy, but the exterior is constructed of projecting and receding planes that disguise the fact.[3] The entrance, located in a curved corner bay,[3] is flanked by limestone columns and pilasters with carvings of a police shield and the faces of policemen.[4] The second and third floor windows facing Hunt and Dubois are unified by arched guilloche-patterned, terra-cotta enframements.[3] Third-floor windows are topped by arched hoods. The projecting cornice is metal, fabricated by the Detroit Cornice and Slate Company.[3]


The Hunt Street Police Station is a well-preserved example of a late 19th-century Beaux-Arts public building, and is significant for its role in the history of the Detroit police force.[3] In 1959, the Third and Seventh Precincts were consolidated and the building was sold;[3] subsequently used as an office space, the structure was left empty in 2004 and was for sale in 2013.[5] In 2018, the station was opened as a co-working space.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Dana Afana (February 23, 2018). "Former police station converted into another Detroit shared office space".
  3. ^ a b c d e f Third Precinct Police Station from the state of Michigan
  4. ^ Third Precinct (Hunt Street Station) from the city of Detroit
  5. ^ Beshouri, Paul (October 22, 2013).Strange Police Station Gets Weirder. Curbed Detroit. Retrieved on October 28, 2013.

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