Building InformationStreet Address: 10 Witherell
Year Built: 1928
Architect: Louis Kamper, Paul Kamper
When originally built, it was referred to as the Eaton Tower and was the 2nd tallest building in Michigan at the time. The classical style tower was once topped with Beaux-Arts details, most of which have now disappeared. The building features relative small floor plates which was typical for skyscraper design at the time. Also the elevator shafts are pushed to one side of the building resulting in a large blank area of one facade. In 1997, the artist Wyland painted one of his whale murals on this blank area. It has since been covered by a billboard.
The building has sat mostly vacant for some time, but recent efforts are underway to redevelop the building.