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Historic Cutting Apartments Here To Be Razed For U-M Parking

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Demolition To Begin In Summer
One of the city's historic buildings, the Cutting Apartments at 705 S. State St., constructed in 1904, will be razed to make way for a University parking lot.
Tenants of the building have been notified they must vacate it by June 30, U-M Vice-President Wilbur K. Pierpont said today. Demolition of the building will begin next summer.
Need Cited
The three-story brick apartment building on the southeast corner of the intersection of S. State and Monroe Sts., was purchased last year by the U-M, specifically for a parking lot, Pierpont said. "The need for parking facilities in that section of the campus is very urgent," he commented.
Approximately 40 people live in the building that contains 20 apartments and one office. Some of the tenants have lived there for as long as 35 years.
Owner of the building was John H. Cutting who came to Ann Arbor in 1890. He was president of Cutting, Reyer & Co., a local clothing store located at 201-203 S. Main St. Besides clothing the store sold trunks, bags and furnishings.
'Foresight' Noted
The Michigan Historical Selections describes Cutting as displaying "quick foresight in the erection of this building for it has proven a profitable enterprise."
Of the apartment building, the historical selection says "it contains 19 suites with a fine cafe, the latter being equipped and furnished in fine style. Two sets of offices have all the improvements and equipment know at the present day of advanced architectural perfection."