Marquette Building (Detroit)

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Marquette Building
Marquette Building Detroit MI.jpg
Location 243 West Congress Street
Detroit, Michigan
Coordinates 42°19′43.5″N 83°2′55″W / 42.328750°N 83.04861°W / 42.328750; -83.04861Coordinates: 42°19′43.5″N 83°2′55″W / 42.328750°N 83.04861°W / 42.328750; -83.04861
Part of Detroit Financial District (#09001067)
Designated CP December 14, 2009

The Marquette Building is a historic building located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. It was built in 1905, and stands at 243 West Congress Street. 211 West Fort Street lies to the north, Cobo Hall to the west, Detroit Riverside Hotel to the south, and Fort Shelby Hotel to the east. The building is currently owned by Mexican billionaire, Carlos Slim.[1]

The high-rise stands at 10 stories in height, and is used for retail, offices, and a restaurant. It was designed in the Chicago School architectural style, and is mainly made of brick.

This building formerly contained the Office of the Michigan Secretary of State on its ground floor. 400 Monroe Associates saved this building from demolition in 1979, completing a careful historic preservation redevelopment in 1982. There is speculation that the Office of the Friend of the Court will be relocating to this building sometime in 2012.

Adient Plc announced on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 it had acquired the building to house the headquarters of its global seating business.[2]


  1. ^ Dolia Estevez. "Billionaire Carlos Slim Listing Fifth Ave Mansion For $80 Million, Almost Two Times What He Paid". Forbes. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Adient announces plans to establish Detroit global headquarters bringing 500 jobs to the city". Adient. Retrieved 2016-11-30.

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