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An iconic Detroit hotel, which once served as a private club for Michigan businessmen - including the founder of the Michigan Telephone Company, Hugh McMillan, and a former Michigan Governor, Russell A. Alger - has hit the market.

Known as Detroit's oldest social club, The Detroit Club was formed on October 11, 1882, by lawyer Samuel Douglas and Banker James T. Campbell. The group quickly outgrew its first clubhouse on Lafayette Street, so members enlisted architect Wilson Eyre to construct their new clubhouse at 712 Cass Avenue.

Matt O'Laughlin Real Estate
Matt O'Laughlin Real Estate

The club’s ‘Romanesque Revival’ styled building, seated at the corner of Cass and Fort Avenues in Detroit’s Downtown Business District, was completed in 1891.

The Detroit Club was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.

Matt O'Laughlin Real Estate
Matt O'Laughlin Real Estate

Dignitaries entertained there include include Harry Truman, Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Prince William of Sweden, Empress Zita of Austria, Charles Lindbergh, and John D. Rockefeller.

The 29,191 square foot building boasts:

  • Restaurant with industrial kitchen
  • Library bar
  • Cigar lounge
  • Ballroom
  • Spa with salt water grotto, infrared sauna, gym facilities
  • 21 large luxury suites that are individually designed
  • Underground parked

According to the listing, The Detroit Club was last renovated between 2014 and 2017 to "modernize the club while continuing to pay homage to its history."

So the question is, how much is it going for?

The Detroit Club is on the market for $14,900,000. Take a tour in the gallery below!

Historic Detroit Club on the Market for $15M

An iconic Detroit landmark, home to the city's first social club is up for sale. The Detroit Club boasts a spa, gym, restaurant, bar, and 21 unique hotel rooms.

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All Photos Courtesy of C&C Fritz Photography

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