5. Stroh’s Ice Cream Parlour
Plate glass window running along most of 1st floor serving area, 2nd floor 9/9 double hung window, two pairs on either side of narrow central window (commonly of a smaller size to compensate for larger windows and to bring harmony and balance to facade).
Unique cast iron window hood with a sunburst overhead, stone sill below. Also a corbel brick cornice begins, but apparently the uppermost part of the cornice has been removed. Restoring this would bring architectural unity to the building façade again.
A fire resulted in closing of the building in October 2004. Apartments on the second floor remained inhabitable. And while there was smoke damage in the building to the south, this too has remained inhabited.
This heavy flat window hood and sunburst is a unique, character-defining feature of this building and several others in downtown Wyandotte. The cornice on the building is visibly absent, leaving a blank space at the top of the wall facing Biddle Ave.