Detroit prepares to say goodbye to old Mumford High School

April 19, 2012
1949 building will be razed and replaced by a $50 million facility

From The Detroit News: At more than 60 years old, Mumford High School is a ghost from an architectural past that defined Detroit and many of its public schools. This once-exquisite Art Deco structure, known for its baby-blue limestone block front and its quirky burgundy, pink and blue tiles inside, has been reduced to a shell of its former self: Peeling paint, broken tiles and a rusted exterior reveal its age and apparent neglect. By the end of June the school building will be a memory, as a wrecking ball makes way for a new school, a $50 million state-of-the-art facility for 1,500 students with a high-tech media center, modern science laboratories and a community health clinic.

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