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Abstract Cordelia Brown is an active member in the Lafayette Park high-rise residential neighborhood, which is part of the Mies van der Rohe Residential District in Detroit. She moved to Lafayette Park in 1961, and has since collected materials related to the neighborhood, some of which were included in an exhibit, Inside Lafayette Park, at Lafayette Park Retail in 2012. The Cordelia Brown Papers contains material related to Lafayette Park from 1961 to 2012. The materials, including newspaper clippings,...
Dates: 1961 - 2012; Majority of material found within 2006 - 2012
Abstract Fred Hansen (1914-1964) was a construction superintendent for Darin & Armstrong, Inc., a construction firm that worked with famed architect Minoru Yamasaki. Hansen served as the superintendent on three of Yamasaki’s Detroit projects: the Reynolds Metals Regional Sales Headquarters for Southeastern Michigan, Benjamin Franklin Junior High School, and the Helen DeRoy Auditorium at Wayne State University. This collection consists of photographs, press releases and news clippings on...
Dates: 1959 - 1963
Abstract Glen Calvin Moon is a nationally recognized architectural and environmental photographer whose images have been published in a variety of American architectural and design magazines and journals. As a Detroit-based photographer, Mr. Moon is particularly known for his documentation of the Detroit metropolitan area - its buildings, landscape, and urban design.The Glen Moon Photographs primarily document the architecture of many public and private structures and spaces in and around SE...
Dates: 1979 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1999
Abstract Minoru Yamasaki, (1912-1986), best known as the architect of the World Trade Center, New York City, was born into poverty as a second generation Japanese-American in Seattle, Washington. He put himself through the University of Washington and New York University to study architecture, worked in New York for several years, and eventually made his way to Detroit in 1945 where he established his home and his business. He eventually distinguished himself as one of the premier architects of the 20th...
Dates: 1915 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1955 - 1980
Overview Preservation Wayne (PW), originally known as the Wayne State University Historical Preservation Association, emerged in 1975 as a student movement to protest the destruction of historic structures on the Wayne State University (WSU) campus and in the Cultural Center district. They were successful in saving a number of structures from demolition and securing historical designations for buildings and areas around campus. In 1988, with its membership diversifying outside the university community,...
Dates: 1975 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1977 - 2008
- Architecture 4
- Detroit (Mich.) 3
- Architecture--Michigan--Detroit. 2
- Buildings 2
- Art--History 1
- Cooperative societies 1
- Helen DeRoy Auditorium 1
- Historic preservation 1
- Lafayette Park (Detroit, Mich.) -- Buildings, Structures, etc. 1
- Neighborhoods 1
- Special events 1
- Student movements 1 ∧ view less
- Wayne State University 2
- Brown, Cordelia 1
- Hansen, Frederick 1
- Moon, Glen 1
- Preservation Wayne 1
- Reynolds Metals Company 1 ∧ view less
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