Encyclopedia Of Detroit

Woodward East Historic District

The Woodward East Historic District is encompassed by the larger Brush Park Historic District neighborhood located in Midtown Detroit, Michigan.  It is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, and is located on Alfred, Edmund, and Watson Streets, from Brush Street to John R. Street. 

This area is the center of what has become known as ‘Piety Hill,’ due to the concentration of religious buildings along Woodward. 

The Woodward East Historic District is recognized for its High Victorian style homes which were built for Detroit’s wealthiest citizens in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Although some buildings have deteriorated and been lost over time, many have been restored with particular attention to their unique architectural details.

By Julia Teran