Lewis Cass Building

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State Office Building
2002 Michigan Lansing Lewis Cass Building.jpg
Lewis Cass Building is located in Michigan
Lewis Cass Building
Lewis Cass Building is located in the US
Lewis Cass Building
Location 316 S. Walnut St., Lansing, Michigan
Coordinates 42°43′50″N 84°33′28″W / 42.73056°N 84.55778°W / 42.73056; -84.55778Coordinates: 42°43′50″N 84°33′28″W / 42.73056°N 84.55778°W / 42.73056; -84.55778
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1919 (1919)
Architect Edwyn Albert Bowd
Architectural style Classical Revival
NRHP Reference # 84001432[1]
Added to NRHP May 17, 1984

Lewis Cass Building is a state government office in downtown Lansing, Michigan named for territorial governor Lewis Cass. It is Michigan's oldest standing office building, and served as the state office building until the completion of the first part of a new state government complex in 1953. The building is now a six-story U-shaped Classical Revival structure, a seventh story having been removed after a major fire in 1951.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places as "State Office Building" in 1984.[1]

Government Agencies[edit]

State of Michigan government agencies located in Cass Building:

The Lewis Cass Building is getting a first-floor facelift as of early 2009.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "State Office Building, MI State Preservation Objects". Retrieved September 4, 2014. 

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