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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fordson High School in Dearborn

This gorgeous Fordson High School was constructed in the late 1920's and was the first American School to cost over a million dollars to build with an actual cost of 2.2 million.   It's exterior is constructed of granite and Briar Hill sandstone trim.  The tower was patterned after the Lawyers Club at University of Michigan with Byzantine cupolas.   It contains a dumb waiter that was once used to move books between the floors.  During the Korean conflict plans were created to use it as a watch tower, but the school board cancelled it.   The inside holds much beauty as well with statues, busts, beautiful wood paneling, and artwork.   Alumni include notable scholars, politicians, actors, athletes, authors, and businessmen.

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