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  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Belcrest Apartment and Hotel.

    The Belcrest apartment Hotel located at 5440 Cass Avenue. Charles N. Agree Architect built 1926. A photograph of the Belcrest’s entrance and exterior is located in the lower right corner of image and a floor plan in upper left corner. The Belcrest, as illustrated on this page, is twelve stories in height above the basement. It is built of reinforced concrete, fireproof construction throughout, and finished on the exterior with pressed brick and terra cotta trim. It contains 396 rooms and 135 bat…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Belcrest Apartment and Hotel.

    The Belcrest apartment Hotel located at 5440 Cass Avenue. Charles N. Agree Architect built 1926. Image of the lobby of the Belcrest

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Belcrest Apartment and Hotel.

    The Belcrest apartment Hotel located at 5440 Cass Avenue. Charles N. Agree Architect built 1926. Two images are presented of the interior of the Belcrest. The upper is of the lobby and the lower is of the lounge.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Bonstelle Theatre

    Originally Temple Beth-El this image is a street view of the building when it was still a place of worship. Albert Kahn Architect, 1903, alterations by C. Howard Crane, 1925.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Classrooms

    Circa 1930s. Female students sewing in Home Economic class.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Classrooms

    Circa 1930s. Coed History class at Northern High.

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

    Circa 1930s. The Common Council in 1912 purchased 40 acres at the corner of Grand River and W. Grand Blvd. to be used jointly by Northwestern H.S., the Detroit Recreation Department and the Normal Training School. The latter had occupied several bldgs. since leaving Capital HS in 1888, all unsatisfactory and crowded. By recommendation of Frank Cody, Superintendent of Schools, the name of teh Normal Training School was changed to Detroit Teachers College in 1920. This building was also called the…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Houses, Cass Avenue

    Circa 1930s. 5155 Cass Ave. Fine Arts (razed).

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Houses, Cass Avenue

    Circa 1930s. 5155 Cass Ave. Fine Arts (razed).

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Houses, Cass Avenue

    Circa 1930s. 5155 Cass Ave. Fine Arts (razed). Date November 1936 Exterior.

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

    Circa 1930s. Interior image of woman in stacks. 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 1930s. Interior image of students in library. 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; Misc.

    Circa 1930s. Department Office Building for Detroit Bureau of Governmental Research and School of Public Affairs and Social Work. Image is of the exterior of one of the older neighborhood houses used by the University.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main; Interior

    Circa 1930s. Image of several students standing in hallway. 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; Old Main; Recent

    Circa 1930s. Exterior image of Old Main. View from Cass and Hancock looking north. 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 stat…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Pharmacy; Historical; 625 Mullett

    Circa 1930s. Image is an exterior view of building located at 625 Mullett. Above entrance is Wayne University College of Pharmacy. Image is taken from across street from an elevated position.