Residence in Boston-Edison Historic District, Detroit, Michigan

The Boston–Edison Historic District is a historic neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan. It consists of over 900 homes built on four east/west streets: West Boston Boulevard, Chicago Boulevard, Longfellow Avenue, and Edison Avenue, stretching from Woodward Avenue on the east to Linwood Avenue on the west. The district was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1973 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

Many prominent Detroit residents have lived in the neighborhood, including the great heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis, Motown record label founder Berry Gordy, and Detroit Tigers owner Frank Navin, Detroit Tigers ballplayers Harry Heilmann, Dizzy Trout, Ty Cobb and (more recently) Willie Horton.

Spectacular mansions in this neighborhood were originally built for titans of the US Automobile industry, among other prominent businessmen: Walter O. Briggs, founder of Briggs Manufacturing, Charles T. Fisher, president of Fisher Body Corporation, Henry Ford (until 1914), and Sebastian Kresge, founder of SS Kresge Company.

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