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|Location||471 W. South St., Kalamazoo, Michigan|
|Area||1 acre (0.40 ha)|
|Built by||Henry L. Vanderhorst|
|Architect||Billingham & Cobb|
|NRHP reference No.||83000863|
|Added to NRHP||May 27, 1983|
Planning for the Marlborough lasted several years, with local architectural firm Billingham & Cobb drawing up the plans. Construction started in 1923, inder the supervision of contractor Henry L. Vanderhorst, and lasted until 1924. The building reportedly cost over a quarter of a million dollars to construct; when it opened, it was the city's finest and most luxurious apartment building, with utilities, ice, telephone, laundry, maid, and janitor services included in the rent. The Marlborough was converted into condominiums in the late 1970s.
The Marlborough is a six-story, U-shaped, brown brick apartment building. The first floor of the building contains retail space, with the upper floors devoted to housing. The building has Mediterranean bracketing and tile work at the roofline. The entranceway is recessed in the center of the U, and surrounded with delicate colored glass windows. A small courtyard on one side of the structure visually complements the building.
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