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
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body Private
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 is now owned by Dagleish Cadillac whose main facilities are just north of this building on Cass Avenue.


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.[4]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  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. ^ Cass Motors from