More Boston-Edison homes hit auction block


DETROIT – Detroit continues to auction off two homes a day.

Coming up Tuesday, two homes in the historic Boston-Edison neighborhood will be up for grabs:

  • 1715 Atkinson
  • 1615 Chicago

To view the listings, visit BuildingDetroit.org.

About the Boston Edison neighborhood

The Boston-Edison Historic District is an instantly recognizable address in the heart of Detroit, containing more than 900 homes constructed between 1905 and 1925, and range in size from modest two-story vernaculars to impressive mansions.

The district was also designated as a Michigan State Historic site in 1973 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

A substantial number of prominent Detroiters have lived in the neighborhood.

Some notable residents have included labor leader Walter P. Reuther, Rabbi Morris Adler, Detroit Tigers Harry Heilmann and Dizzy Trout, Michigan Supreme Court justices Franz C. Kuhn and Henry Butzel, U.S. Representative Vincent M. Brennan, and Michigan governor Harry Kelly, Sidney Barthwell, Congressman Charles C. Diggs, Jr., Motown record label owner Berry Gordy, Detroit Tiger Willie Horton, and dentist and pioneering WCHB radio station owner Wendell F. Cox to name a few.