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  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main; Recent

    Circa 1960s. Exterior image of Old Main viewed from an upper floor of a building across the intersection of Warren and Cass looking southeast. 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 from its roof looking toward 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 and the growing college took over all the sp…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main

    Circa 1960s. Interior image of Old Main staircase. 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. Dated February 24, 1960.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main

    Circa 1960s. Interior image of Old Main staircase. 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. Dated February 24, 1960.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main

    Circa1960s. Exterior aerial image of Old Main looking toward the southwest. 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. Dated August 1, 1960.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main

    Circa 1960s. Exterior image of Old Main view from tCass and Warren looking southwest. 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. Dated September 1960.

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main

    Circa 1960s. Exterior image of Old Main taken on the roof 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 stately struct…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main

    Circa 1960s. Exterior image of Old Main taken on the roof. 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 Aug…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main; Interior

    Circa 1960s. Image of hallway and staircase in 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. Dated May 9,…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main; Interior

    Circa 1960s. Image of hallway and staircase in 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. Dated Februa…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main; Interior

    Circa 1960s. Image of lab/classroom in Old Main with four persons. 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. Da…