Cass Motor Sales

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Cass Motor Sales
Location 5800 Cass Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates 42°21′43″N 83°4′12″W / 42.36194°N 83.07000°W / 42.36194; -83.07000Coordinates: 42°21′43″N 83°4′12″W / 42.36194°N 83.07000°W / 42.36194; -83.07000
Built 1928
Architect Charles N. Agree
Architectural style Art Deco
MPS University-Cultural Center Phase I MRA
NRHP Reference # 86001039[1]
Added to NRHP April 29, 1986

The Cass Motor Sales is a commercial building located at 5800 Cass Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, USA. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]


The Cass Motor Sales was established in 1925 as a Chrysler car dealership; this building was constructed three years later in 1928. The company sold Marmon Motor Car Company vehicles.[2] The building is three stories, and was designed as an integrated showroom, sales office, and service center.[3]

The building was the location Dalgleish Cadillac for 55 years who's until the dealership closes in 2010. In 2015 the building was renovated into first floor retail space now occupied by Carhartt store and office space above.[4]


The Cass Motor Sales is a three story structure, typifying Art Deco architecture as applied to commercial buildings.[2] Noticeable Art Deco features include the arch above the entrance and second story windows.[3] The building once had an attractive facade of black marble and colored plates.[5]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Cass Motor Sales from Woodward Avenue
  3. ^ a b Eric J. Hill, John Gallagher, AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture, 2002, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, p. 170, ISBN 0-8143-3120-3
  4. ^ "Carhartt opens new Detroit flagship store". Detroit Free Press. 
  5. ^ Cass Motors from