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Pine Grove Terrace Apartments

Pine Grove Terrace Apartments

Pine Grove Terrace Apartments

Historical Name(s): Pine Grove Terrace Apartments

Date constructed: Pine Grove #1 1955, Pine Grove #2 1957

Date Demolished : 2005-2006

Architect: Both built by Swanson Associates of Bloomfield Hills

Style of Architecture: International

Original Use: Married student housing

Dates of renovation: Unknown

Most recent Use: Student housing

Pine Grove Terrace Apartments

Pine Grove Apartment -
Living Room (1960)

History: President Eugene B. Elliott constructed Pine Grove Apartments as part of his expansion plans. The apartments were earmarked as married housing, housing that would appeal to GIs with families returning from the Korean War (ended 1953). Pine Grove #1 opened with thirty-six completely furnished apartments earmarked for married students. A one-bedroom apartment cost $60 a month and a two-bedroom apartment cost $70 a month. Furnishings included a “Youngstown kitchen in dawn yellow and meridian blue” with a gas range and an electric refrigerator. “A living room, bedroom, bathroom, and heating unit complete the individual apartment.”

Pine Grove Terrace Apartments
Pine Grove Terrace Apartments

Pine Grove Apartment -
Bed Room (1960)


Pine Grove Apartment -
Kitchen (1960)

When completed Pine Grove was planned to house 73 families. By 1957-58 school year, it had 168 apartment units(149 single units and 19 two-bedroom apartments).

Location - Pine Grove Terrace Apartments

 


Location of Pine Grove Terrace Apartments (Click on the image for a bigger view)