07/03/16 Detroit, MI – On the evening of Sunday, July 3 the Nortown Community Development Corporation got a call that there was a fire at the Philetus W. Norris House at 17815 Mount Elliot in Detroit. The house was built in 1873 and was the home of Colonel Philetus W. Norris. Before starting the Village of Norris he made a name for himself as a spy for the North in the Civil War. The house was put on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. It was designated a city of Detroit historic district in 1995.