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Horace H. Rackham Educational Memorial Building (Engineering Society of Detroit Wing)--Detroit MI

The Horace H. Rackham Educational Memorial was built in 1941 for two tenants: the University of Michigan Extension Service and the Engineering Society of Detroit. This is the Engineering Society's Wing.

 

The building's architect was the firm of Harley, Ellington and Day. The structure is faced with white Georgia marble and has a classical style mixed with Deco and modernist elements. The building also features a set of sculptural reliefs by Marshall Fredericks.

 

Horace Rackham was a lawyer who made his fortune as one of the original investors of the Ford Motor Company.

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Taken on September 20, 2008