The Park Avenue House was a high rise residential building located at 2305 Park Avenue in the Park Avenue Historic District in Downtown Detroit, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

But today the Park Avenue is now more.

The once proud hotel that spanned back to the mid-1920’s, it was destroyed over the weekend – imploded to make way for a loading dock for the new arena for the Detroit Red Wings.

Recently among Detroit’s many abandoned buildings, the Park Avenue Hotel was once among the gems of businessman Lew Tuller’s hotel empire.

It was one of three hotels located on Park Avenue and designed by Louis Kamper for Lew Tuller; the other two remain – the Eddystone at 100 Sproat St. and the Park Avenue at 2643. All three were on the National Register of Historic Places.

There were cheers after the former 252-room glamorous hotel turned senior center turned rehabilitation center turned into a huge mound of rubble.