C.C. Card Building

C.C. Card Building
C.C. Card Building

Built in 1915 by C.C. Card to showcase Model T Fords. One of the unique features was its structure, allowing cars on the upper level as well. It currently houses a dance studio, restaurant and 14 loft apartments. It was added to the register on July 22, 2014.

The C. C. Card Auto Company Building, with a period of significance of 1915 to 1964, is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion A for its contribution to the commercial development of Cleveland, Tennessee. The company began operations in 1911, at another location, and was the first Ford dealership in Cleveland, Tennessee, with the original franchise agreement giving the C. C. Card Auto Company nine counties in three states: Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia.2 The company remained in this location, continuously owned by the Card family descendants, through 1964 when it moved to Lee Highway in Cleveland.   (National Park Service)

125 Inman Street and 162 1st Street
Cleveland, TN
37311
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