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Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Mackenzie House

 
 
Mackenzie House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 4, 2015
1. Mackenzie House Marker
Inscription. This 1895 Queen Anne style house, designed by Malcolmson & Higginbotham, was the home of David Mackenzie. Educator, scholar, and humanitarian, Mackenzie fostered higher education for Detroit students. While principal of Central High School, then housed in what is now "Old Main," he established the Detroit Junior College in 1917. Six years later that institution expanded to become the College of the City of Detroit with Mackenzie as its first dean. This was the nucleus from which Wayne State University grew.
 
Erected 1979 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number S514.)
 
Location. 42° 21.256′ N, 83° 3.949′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Cass Avenue 0.1 miles south of West Warren Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4735 Cass Avenue, Detroit MI 48202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hilberry Theatre (a few steps from this marker); Thompson Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Wayne State University (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Unitarian Universalist Church
Mackenzie House and marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 4, 2015
2. Mackenzie House and marker
(about 400 feet away); First Congregational Church of Detroit (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Whitney, Jr. Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scarab Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert Pauli Scherer (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Detroit.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  Wayne State University. (Submitted on June 11, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Mackenzie House image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 4, 2015
3. Mackenzie House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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