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Parke-Davis Research Laboratory

Detroit, Michigan
County of Wayne.
National Register Number: 76001039
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Education - research facility. The threat level was Threatened in
Congressional District: MI-13 Certified Local Government: YES
Web Site: www.sos.state.mi.us/history/preserve/phissite/parkedav.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 11, 1976):
The first industrial research laboratory in the U.S. built for the specific purpose of conducting pharmacological research. Constructed in 1902, this facility marked the institutionalization of a pure science research approach which has been responsible for many of the modern "wonder" drugs.

This NHL has been recommended for de-designation since 2002 due to loss of integrity based on modifications.

There are no threats at this time.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
Should be recommended for dedesignation.

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