Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Cass Tech High School (1917)--Another Detroit Gem Disappears








Instead of preserving history and temporarily securing the doors and windows of the beautiful and historic 1917 Cass Technical High School building, the Detroit Public Schools Administration is spending over $3,000,000 to demolish the edifice. The destruction begins this week and continues through the summer of next year. Any number of companies could have come in to re-purpose the building located right off of I-75 and many bus lines. Cass Tech graduated many famous (and infamous) Detroiters; and was previously known as one of the top public high schools in the United States. (Disclaimer: I am a member of the CT Class of 1967...)

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  1. OMG...I was just having dinner last night with my very dear friend who is from Detroit, and we were speaking about all that this city used to be. She recalled as a child going to lunch at the GM building, and what a big deal it was.
    This makes me sad.
    ps- found you as I am a fellow member!

  2. Thank you for your comment! I am very upset with this demolition. I am glad, however, that we found each other through! Let's stay connected.


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