Historic Detroit

Every building in Detroit has a story — we're here to share it

CPA Building

No, this CPA has nothing to do with certified public accountants or Lisa Howze.

This was originally the home of the Conductors Protective Association, a UAW of sorts for train employees. Hence why it was built across Michigan Avenue from Michigan Central Station. It was designed by Alvin E. Harley, who is better known for his residential designs.

The building housed a bank with a drive-through teller in its later days. It has been abandoned for at least a decade and is in rough shape inside.

More on this building coming soon.