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Wayne State University

 
 
Wayne State University Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 4, 2015
1. Wayne State University Marker
Inscription. Here in the Central High building completed in 1896 was founded in 1917 Detroit Junior College, from which grew a College of Liberal Arts. It united with other colleges, some begun here and some bearing notable histories in other parts of the city, to form a municipal institution, which in 1934 was named Wayne University. The oldest college, that of Medicine, began in 1868. Wayne, with its ten colleges and schools, was sustained by the people of Detroit through their Board of Education until 1956, when it became a State University.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 116.)
 
Location. 42° 21.317′ N, 83° 3.991′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Cass Avenue south of West Warren Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4841 Cass Avenue, Detroit MI 48202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thompson Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hilberry Theatre (about 300 feet away); Mackenzie House (about 400 feet away); First Unitarian Universalist Church
Old Main at Wayne State University image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 4, 2015
2. Old Main at Wayne State University
(approx. 0.2 miles away); First Congregational Church of Detroit (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Whitney, Jr. Residence (approx. 0.3 miles away); Scarab Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert Pauli Scherer (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
Also see . . .  Wayne State University. (Submitted on June 11, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 10, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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