Palmer Woods Historical Archives

19201 Strathcona Drive

Original Owner: Fred C. Thompson
Architect: Richard Marr
Style: Tudor Revival
Built: 1921

Created for Fred C. Thompson, here Richard Marr makes a grand statement with the extensive use of limestone, starting with the Doric columns adorning the 2 story entry portico as well as the quoins, roof balustrade & arched windows throughout the exterior. A protruding 2-story portico into a grand wood paneled foyer with beautifully paneled doors, wood floor and elaborate crown moldings and custom staircase. The two-tiered living room also has elaborate plaster cast crown moldings, oak floors, and paneled Mahogany doors as does the dining room which has wainscoting detail.

This home sits majestically on 2/3+ acres of professionally landscaped grounds which are absolutely stunning and provide a grand setting for relaxing or outdoor entertainment.


Richard Marr

Richard Marr was born in Detroit in August 1886. After leaving to study architecture at Harvard, graduating in 1911, Marr then spent two years working in Boston. In 1913, he returned to Detroit to work for renowned architect George D. Mason. Two years later, in 1915, he opened his own office, specializing in residential projects […]
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