Lancaster and Waumbek Apartments
227-229 East Palmer Avenue, 237-239 East Palmer Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Public Access: No
National Register Date: August 21, 1997
About the Lancaster and Waumbek Apartments
Probably constructed in 1904, the Lancaster and Waumbek Apartments are well-preserved apartment buildings representing the early, turn-of-the-century generation of apartment house development in Detroit. The apartments are two side-by-side three-story brick and stone-trimmed apartment buildings of English Revival design that are similar in scale and massing with slightly different fašade detailing. They possess architectural significance as well-designed examples of their type by the prolific Detroit architect Almon Clother Varney, the pioneer apartment building architect in Detroit. The buildings were owned by one of Michigan's first suffragists, Sarah A. Sampson, who resided in the Lancaster with her husband from 1906 to 1919."