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  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main; Recent

    Circa 1950s. Exterior image of Old Main. View from Cass and Hancock looking north. Taken from a window of upper floor of building across Cass. Malcomson and Higginbotham, 1896. Originally Central High School, Old Main is Wayne State’s place of origin and now a university icon. The stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened by the buff-colored brick. Under the leadership of David Mackenzie, a junior college was begun in the building in 1917. In 1926, high school classes left the building…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main; Recent

    Circa 1950s. Exterior image of Old Main. View from Cass and Warren looking south. Malcomson and Higginbotham, 1896. Originally Central High School, Old Main is Wayne State’s place of origin and now a university icon. The stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened by the buff-colored brick. Under the leadership of David Mackenzie, a junior college was begun in the building in 1917. In 1926, high school classes left the building and the growing college took over all the space in the state…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main; Recent

    Circa 1950s. Exterior image of construction of addition to Old Main. Malcomson and Higginbotham, 1896. Originally Central High School, Old Main is Wayne State’s place of origin and now a university icon. The stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened by the buff-colored brick. Under the leadership of David Mackenzie, a junior college was begun in the building in 1917. In 1926, high school classes left the building and the growing college took over all the space in the stately structure.…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Libraries 2; Old Main Library

    Circa 1950s. Interior image of man in room 260 Serials department. Originally Central High School, Old Main is WSU’s place of origin and a now university icon. Malcomson and Higginbothan Architects, 1896, the stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened considerably by the buff-colored brick.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Libraries 2; Old Main Library

    Circa 1950s. Interior image of woman in room 266 catalog department. Originally Central High School, Old Main is WSU’s place of origin and a now university icon. Malcomson and Higginbothan Architects, 1896, the stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened considerably by the buff-colored brick.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Libraries 2; Old Main Library

    Circa 1950s. Interior image of stacks for circulation desk room 214. Originally Central High School, Old Main is WSU’s place of origin and a now university icon. Malcomson and Higginbothan Architects, 1896, the stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened considerably by the buff-colored brick.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Libraries 2; Old Main Library

    Circa 1950s. Interior image of students studying in Old Main Library room 314. Originally Central High School, Old Main is WSU’s place of origin and a now university icon. Malcomson and Higginbothan Architects, 1896, the stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened considerably by the buff-colored brick.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Libraries 2; Old Main Library

    Circa 1950s. Interior image of circulation desk in northeast corridor. Originally Central High School, Old Main is WSU’s place of origin and a now university icon. Malcomson and Higginbothan Architects, 1896, the stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened considerably by the buff-colored brick.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Libraries 2; Old Main Library

    Circa 1950s. Interior image of Order Department room 262. Originally Central High School, Old Main is WSU’s place of origin and a now university icon. Malcomson and Higginbothan Architects, 1896, the stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened considerably by the buff-colored brick.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Libraries 2; Old Main Library

    Circa 1950s. Interior image of Catalog Department room 264. Originally Central High School, Old Main is WSU’s place of origin and a now university icon. Malcomson and Higginbothan Architects, 1896, the stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened considerably by the buff-colored brick.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Libraries 2; Old Main Library

    Circa 1950s. Interior image of Library from balcony. Originally Central High School, Old Main is WSU’s place of origin and a now university icon. Malcomson and Higginbothan Architects, 1896, the stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened considerably by the buff-colored brick.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Libraries 2; Old Main Library

    Circa 1950s. Interior image of Education Library room 400 formerly cafeteria in Old Central High School. Originally Central High School, Old Main is WSU’s place of origin and a now university icon. Malcomson and Higginbothan Architects, 1896, the stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened considerably by the buff-colored brick.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Libraries 2; Old Main Library

    Circa 1950s. Interior image of Social Science Reading room , room 300. Originally Central High School, Old Main is WSU’s place of origin and a now university icon. Malcomson and Higginbothan Architects, 1896, the stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened considerably by the buff-colored brick.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Libraries 2; Old Main Library

    Circa 1950s. Interior image of Library with students studying. Originally Central High School, Old Main is WSU’s place of origin and a now university icon. Malcomson and Higginbothan Architects, 1896, the stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened considerably by the buff-colored brick.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Libraries 2; Old Main Library

    Circa 1950s. Interior image of Reference Room (room 268). Originally Central High School, Old Main is WSU’s place of origin and a now university icon. Malcomson and Higginbothan Architects, 1896, the stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened considerlaby by the buff-colored brick.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Libraries 2; Old Main Library

    Circa 1950s. Interior image of Catalog Department, room 266. Originally Central High School, Old Main is WSU’s place of origin and a now university icon. Malcomson and Higginbothan Architects, 1896, the stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened considerably by the buff-colored brick.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Libraries 2; Old Main Library

    Circa 1950s. Interior image of Periodical Room (room 160). Originally Central High School, Old Main is WSU’s place of origin and a now university icon. Malcomson and Higginbothan Architects, 1896, the stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened considerably by the buff-colored brick.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Libraries 2; Old Main Library

    Circa 1950s. Interior image of Office of Main Circulation Desk, room 208. Originally Central High School, Old Main is WSU’s place of origin and a now university icon. Malcomson and Higginbothan Architects, 1896, the stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened considerably by the buff-colored brick.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Libraries 2; Old Main Library

    Circa 1950s. Interior image of Periodical Room, room 160. Originally Central High School, Old Main is WSU’s place of origin and a now university icon. Malcomson and Higginbothan Architects, 1896, the stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened considerably by the buff-colored brick.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Libraries 2; Old Main Library

    Circa 1950s. Interior image of Serials Department, room 260. Originally Central High School, Old Main is WSU’s place of origin and a now university icon. Malcomson and Higginbothan Architects, 1896, the stately Romanesque Revival composition is softened considerably by the buff-colored brick.