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The grandaddy of all Detroit Schools is Cass Technical High School on Grand River. It is (of course) slated for demolition to make way for, (of course) a parking lot. You can see downtown Detroit in the background. For more Cass Tech, click HERE.
The front of Cass Tech.
Cass Tech will soon be levelled to make way for the parking lot that will service the new school. WHAT A WASTE!
Where will our kids go to school during the destruction, er, construction?
Cass Tech; another historic landmark bites the dust.
Located on Martin Luther King near Cass is Clay School, which dates back to 1888. The building in the back is the Harbor Light Center. Click the pic for a LARGE view.
The Nellie Leland School for Crippled Children on 1395 Antietam St. dates back to 1918. The school attracted wide attention because of its unusual design features including ramps from the main to the third floor. The school operated until 1981. The property was purchased in the mid 1980s by Stroh Properties, Inc. Developer Joel Landy, who will be renovating the building for use as lofts. A bronze tablet once hung on the outside wall of the Leland School. Placed there in 1925 by the Daughters of the G.A.R., it marked the site as the former location of Detroit Barracks from 1830 to 1866. Lieutenant U.S. Grant commanded from 1849 to 1851, and the post served as a military recruiting station during the Civil War. Click the pic for a LARGE view.
Pershing High School on 7 Mile & Ryan. Click the pic for a LARGE view.
Katherine B. White School on Charles Street, located in what was once the Poletown Historic District, and was once called Joseph F. Majeske School on 2139 Trombly Avenue.
Right down the street from the Packard Plant on Grand Blvd is RETS Electronics School. My dad studied here in the late 40's, early '50's. He went to work for RCA, then started his own TV repair business.

Hutchin's Middle School on Woodrow Wilson.
Dickinson West Elementary School on Caniff in Hamtramck.
A beautiful old building near Greektown (that was levelled in 2005) was being used by Wayne State University School of Medicine. Click the pic for a slightly LARGER view.
Northern High School on Woodward near Holbrook.
Southeastern High School.

Cass Tech and other Detroit Schools