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  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main; Recent

    Circa1960s. 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 statel…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main; Recent

    Circa 1960s. 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 1960s. Exterior image of Old Main viewed from behind and to the side of building from across Warren Avenue at the Life Science Building. 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 1960s. Exterior image of Old Main’s front entrance. 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. Dated June…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Prentis

    Circa 1960s. Minoru Yamasaki and Associates. 1964. Image is of the architectual model of the Prentis and DeRoy. Partnered with the DeRoy Auditorium, Yamasaki’s form-making derived much of its strength from the careful compositional massing of pure forms and pattern repetition of surface elements. Here, the composition of streetwall-gateway building and freestanding pavilion is perhaps a modern take on a medieval castle keep. The two buildings are linked by an underground passage. Powerful moves…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Classrooms

    Circa 1960s. Ted Baldwin, developer and coordinator of the “Good American Home Program”, tells Wayne University home economics students how the Good American Home budgets work. The students are helping collect up-to-the-minute prices in Detroit.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Community Arts

    Circa 1960s. View of Sculpture Gardens with Community Arts to right, McGregor Building to left and Belcrest Building in background. Date on photo September 6,1962.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Community Arts

    Circa 1960s. Looking down hall at Arts Building. Date on photo January 27,1962.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Life Science Building

    Circa 1960s. Albert Kahn Associates Architects. Dated October 18, 1962. Image of sign.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; McGregor Memorial, Dedication

    Circa 1960s. Exterior image of building. Date June 15, 1962. Minoru Yamasaki and Associates, 1958. One of Yamasaki’s masterpieces and believed by many to be among Detroit’s finest buildings. The 2 story nearly symmetrical pavilion is sheathed in warm travertine marble. The interior contains 2 levels of conference rooms that are arranged to either side of a sky lighted entry hall and lounge which has the feeling of a gothic cathedral. A triangular geometric motif forms a decorative pattern throug…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; McGregor Memorial, Dedication

    Circa 1960s. Exterior image of building. Three women relax in Japanese gardens with the McGregor to the right and Education Building in background. Dated June 22, 1962. Minoru Yamasaki and Associates, 1958. One of Yamasaki’s masterpieces and believed by many to be among Detroit’s finest buildings. The 2 story nearly symmetrical pavilion is sheathed in warm travertine marble. The interior contains 2 levels of conference rooms that are arranged to either side of a sky lighted entry hall and loung…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Mortuary Science

    Circa 1960s. Image of conference room. Dated August 30, 1962.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main

    Circa 1960s. Exterior image of Old Main as viewed from north of Warren Avenue. Image is of side of building mainly of clock tower. 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 gro…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main

    Circa 1960s. Exterior image of Old Main as viewed from north of Warren Avenue. Image is of side of building. 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…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Helen DeRoy Auditorium

    Circa 1970s. Construction on the Meyer and Anna Prentis Bldg and Helen L. DeRoy Lecture Hall began in June 1962 and the $2,323,000 building was completed in November 1963. Designed by Minoru Yamasaki and Associates, the Prentis Bldg fronts on Cass Avenue and is a 3 stories structure with a unique first floor arcade and garden courtyard access to Helen L. DeRoy Hall, a lecture facility about 75 ft to the west. DeRoy Hall seats 700 students. Architectual rendering. Dated August 2,1962. Baltazar Ko…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; College of Education, Recent

    Circa 1960s. Two years after designing the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, Minoru Yamasaki and Associates designed the symmetrical education temple in the unique Modern Formalism. He relied on his signature geometric patterning for this building also. 1960. Night image dated June 15,1962 as viewed from Community Arts Center across Sculptural Garden.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Joy Dormitory

    Circa 1960s. Helen Newberry Joy Residence for Women. Date October 1962. Ground breaking ceremony.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Joy Dormitory

    Circa 1960s. Helen Newberry Joy Residence for Women. Date October 1962. Ground breaking ceremony.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Joy Dormitory

    Circa 1960s. Helen Newberry Joy Residence for Women. Date October 1962. Ground breaking ceremony.