History of Mitchell-Bentley Building in Cadillac

The Old Mitchell-Bentley building destroyed by fire has been around since the 1920's and has a rich history.

The building on Wright Street in Cadillac caught fire Sunday night and is considered a total loss.

The Wexford County Historical Society says the Cadillac Handling Company was the first on the site in 1894, constructing wood products like broom handles.

Then around 1922, the Mitchell Brothers built a new flooring plant on the site. That is the same building that burned to the ground on Sunday.

By 1941, Chris-Craft Corporation moved in, which made boats.

Then in 1971, the building changed hands again, this time the Mitchell-Bentley Company, who made auto trim and other related products.

The building has been vacant since 1989.