It's always fun to check back in at my alma mater once in a while, and it was especially fun to take some birds-eye view photos of Wayne State University from the roof of a parking structure near the heart of campus at Warren and Cass Avenues.
This view up Cass Avenue shows State Hall (where I had many classes) in the left foreground and the Prentis Building a little further up the road.
A closer look at the Prentis Building, designed by renowned architect Minoru Yamasaki, and, in the upper left-hand corner of the photo, a view of the Student Center building. We always said the building looked like a computer punch-card (yeah, anyone remember those?).
The last photo is a view of the historic Old Main building. Old Main was built in 1896 as Central High School. The high school added college classes in 1913 and eventually evolved into WSU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Wayne State has a lot of architecturally significant buildings and an interesting history. Check it out in A History of Wayne State University in Photographs by Evelyn Aschenbrenner. You can also check out the recently published (2015) Yamasaki in Detrroit: A Search for Serenity by John Gallagher for more photos of Yamasaki's work in Detroit, which included several notable buildings on Wayne State's campus.
Thanks to Debbie Dubrow of Delicious Baby for creating and coordinating Photo Friday to link travel photos and blog posts across the Web.
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