Cary Building (Detroit, Michigan)
Cary Building from the east
|Location||229 Gratiot Avenue
|Architect||Richard E. Raseman|
|Part of||Broadway Avenue Historic District (#04000656)|
|NRHP Reference #||83003670|
|Added to NRHP||November 25, 1983|
The Cary Building is a commercial building located at 229 Gratiot Avenue (at the corner of Gratiot and Broadway) in Downtown Detroit, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
The Cary Building was built by Frank M. Cary, a speculator in Detroit real estate. Cary hired architect Richard E. Raseman (who also designed the Breitmeyer-Tobin Building, located across Broadway from the Cary, in 1905) to design the structure. The construction of the Cary Building began a transformation of Broadway (then called Miami Avenue) from an upper-class residential area into a fashionable commercial district.
The five-story building, designed in the Beaux-Arts architectural style and faced with brick, is significant because of its strong use of vertical bays with capping arches. Its original cornice has been removed, and the entire structure is in need of restoration.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
- Cary Building from the city of Detroit
- Cox, Sarah (May 10, 2012).The Cary Building Joins A Long List Of Detroit Brick Droppers. Curbed Detroit. Retrieved on November 18, 2013.