ARDEN PARK~EAST BOSTON
HISTORIC DISTRICT

DETROIT
MI

SIX BLOCKS ONE HISTORY

The Arden Park~East Boston Historic District is a tale of Detroit's history and the people who helped shape that history. The Arden Park~East Boston Historic District was platted in1892 by Joseph R. McLaughlin and Edmund J. Owen and given the name "McLaughlin and Owen's Subdivision”. The McLaughlin and Owen's Subdivision was no ordinary subdivision providing spacious lots situated on two streets East Boston Boulevard and East Chicago Boulevard. East Boston Boulevard and East Chicago Boulevard ran east from Woodward Avenue to Oakland Avenue comprising six blocks. East Chicago Boulevard was changed to Arden Park Boulevard in1910.

The Arden Park~East Boston Historic District represents the best of Detroit in both architectural style and notable people who have called the neighborhood home. From the early auto and retail barons, prominent African Americans of the 1940s and 50s to today's residents, the Arden Park~East Boston Historic District is a snapshot of Detroit's history. Notable past residents include John Dodge, J.L. Hudson, Fredrick Fisher, Dr. Dewitt Burton, Charles Diggs, Sr, Dr. Haley Bell, David S. Holmes, Jr. and Aretha Franklin. The homes built for John Dodge, J.L. Hudson and Fredrick Fisher still stand as crown jewels of the Arden Park~East Boston Historic District.

Adjacent to the Arden Park~East Boston Historic District is the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. The Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament is the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit. The metropolitan archdiocese for the Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Province of Detroit includes all dioceses in the state of Michigan. The cathedral is located on Woodward Avenue between East Boston Boulevard and Trowbridge Street. The Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

Today, the Arden Park~East Boston Historic District is home to retirees, professionals and entrepreneurs. A diverse neighborhood where neighbors work together to maintain and improve the community they call home. The Arden Park~East Boston Historic District is one of the few remaining intact historic districts in the City of Detroit. The combination of beautiful homes, low crime rate, close proximity to major freeways, museums and downtown make the Arden Park~East Boston Historic District the perfect place to call home in the City of Detroit.

The Arden Park~East Boston Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the State of Michigan Register of Historic Sites, and is a City of Detroit Designated Historic District.


Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament

R & E Marshall Home

Frederick J. Fisher House

J. L. Hudson House