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Waterworks Park

Awesome castle building – former residence, former bed and breakfast. Architect: Louis Kamper, 1898. Style: crazy ass castle !

530 Parkview southeast of East Jefferson in the prestigious Berry Subdivision.


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It looks like Honest John’s restaurant is occupying the carriage house as evidenced by their vehicles parked in the back.

Detroit’s Water Works Park. Water and sewerage treatment facility.


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This is the only functioning building left of the original complex, which was quite ornate in its day.

The entrance to Waterworks Park used to be this, the Hurlbut Gate.


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The Google view shows the gate under restoration, which is complete now. Waterworks Park can be seen in the background.

Here are some details from the artwork on the gates.