Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Horace H. Rackham Educational Memorial



This building is located across from the DIA. Rackham was the first president of the Detroit Zoo.

9 comments:

B SQUARED said...

A very popular style. Many government buildings look similar.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I was thinking that people might want to see more of Detroit. Maybe not.

Thanks, B.

Jacob said...

I like the photo, Mary, but what is this building all about other than being a memorial?

I like your photos of Detroit very much!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I've been to the outside of the building many times, but never inside--BB had his college orientation there in August 1963. But I don't know much about it other than it's an interesting building across from the DIA. Sorry.

I did try to learn soemthing about it online, but I sort of struck out.

Maybe I should try again.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

On one website I found this: "I believe that this building is not currently in use. Possession of the building may be in the process of being transferred from the University of Michigan to Wayne State University."

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

The Horace H. Rackham Educational Memorial was built in 1941 for two tenants: the University of Michigan Extension Service and the Engineering Society of Detroit. This is the Engineering Society's Wing.

Vogon Poet said...

I agree, this is a quite popular style aven around Europe. I'm curious to know what will be the future destination.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

We have this style might of architecture in downtown Greensboro too. Yes, we want to see Detroit and learn more about it. At least this city daily photo couple does!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Probably everyone is busy with the holidays.

I was bumming because I took the time to post this and it takes longer now that I have to be two people--and then no one stopped by for a LONG time but Bill.

I was feeling unloved, LOL!