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  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Prentis

    Circa 1960s. Minoru Yamasaki and Associates. 1964. Image is of the Cass Avenue facing side of the building. View looks through the open walk through portion of the Prentis with the DeRoy in the background. 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…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main

    Circa 1960s. Exterior image of Old Main. Viewed from the corner of Cass and Warren. 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; Old Main

    Circa 1960s. Exterior image of Old Main. Viewed from the corner of Cass and Hancock. 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 sta…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Old Main

    Circa 1960s. Exterior image of Old Main. Viewed from the corner of Cass and Hancock. 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 sta…

  • Wayne State University; Buildings; Helen DeRoy Memorial

    Circa 1960. Wayne State University in the 60s had more than 30,000 students seeking degrees and provided educational services for more than 57,000 people. The heart of the mid-city campus is the Memorial Mall, which includes the Helen L. DeRoy Hall and Anna Prentis Bldg. A moat surrounds DeRoy Hall, adding to the beauty of the buildings and the landscaping. Minoru Yamasaki and Associates Architects. 1965. The pleasant temple auditorium, dressed in a suggestive Gothic pattern, is surrounded by a …

  • 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. Date on photo July 12,1967