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Boston Edison Historic District

Detroit, MI
+1 313-883-4360
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Cool architecture!

The houses are made like this anymore. Wide variety of styles and pleasant drive through this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann Arbor, Michigan
One word "AMAZING"

I am born and bred here in the great metropolitan area of Detroit and I have never heard of the... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Elaine Y
New York City, New York
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Detroit, MI
+1 313-883-4360
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The houses are made like this anymore. Wide variety of styles and pleasant drive through this historic neighborhood. Some of the larger houses are really impressive.

Thank Jake_Del_Rio
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I am born and bred here in the great metropolitan area of Detroit and I have never heard of the Boston Edison Historic District until I was looking up houses for sale in the Detroit area on a website. I had to check out the...More

Thank Elaine Y
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Walking tour sponsored by the Detroit Historical Society, call them! Met outside of Henry/Claire Ford's house. Our guide was the owner of the Ford house (how cool was that?). We walked the neighborhood and was given the architectural style and history and who use to...More

Thank reedklein
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Bravo to all the residence of this Detroit cornerstone community for their steadfast desire to keep brilliance bustling as longevity stumbles through adversity, change and restoration. This classic luster of impressive stately homes invites the dreamer to join with committed neighbors in a lasting legacy...More

Thank Nitace
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Yes this place was fantastic 100 years ago. Wake up, it is not 100 years ago, it is 2016. The architecture is beautiful. A lot of the houses are in good shape, many are barely hanging on. But that's not the problem. One block in...More

5  Thank Randy F
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The homes and landscaping is truly a sight to behold. Only the richest of rich resided here at one time. It is in the process/progress of rebuilding and coming alive again.

Thank bjmeismer
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The homes are lovely to view. Every home is different and has a history. It makes for a lovely stroll on a pretty day.

Thank Davidamy617
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Boston Edison is one of those islands in Detroit that shows the glory days of the city. These enormous houses were built by the wealthy people who made their fortunes in Detroit which at that time was called the Paris of the Midwest. Enormous fortunes...More

1  Thank tommyboy48331
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Driving the streets of Boston Edison you can see the grandeur of old Detroit, the beautiful homes, the history of the era. You can't help but feel proud of old Detroit - and a bit sad for how things are today.

1  Thank GeneG547
Reviewed 14 January 2016

These neighborhoods of the past's rich and powerful are a little run down, But most are still magnificent reminders of Detroit's Great automobile and Business days. Several blocks to tour and if you do early is best, as lighter traffic. There are some hidden gems...More

Thank undergroundgourmet19
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