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Lewis Cass Building

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Identification

Lewis Cass Building
Lewis Cass State Office Building, State Office Building
209022

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
granite
sandstone
curtain wall
neo-classicism

Usages

governmental office

Facts

  • At one time, the building held all of the offices for the State of Michigan.
  • A fire in 1951 severely damaged the 7th floor. The cost of remodeling came to $2,939,500.
  • This building is the headquarters of the Michigan State Building Authority, which manages state-owned buildings.
  • The facade consists of mostly cream-colored Amhert Ohio sandstone, but sits atop an 8-feet-tall granite-clad basement level that extends slightly above ground.
  • The building was gutted and restored in 1954, but the 7th floor was so badly damanged it was never rebuilt.
  • Fire Insurance maps indicate this building is 118 feet to the main roof, not including the penthouse.
  • This building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

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Location

300-320 South Walnut Street
316 South Walnut Street
48933
Ward 4
Lansing
Michigan
U.S.A.

Technical Data

118.00 ft
6
1
1920
1921
1953

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1953

Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
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