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Mechanical Trades Build...
ca. 1945
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Title Mechanical Trades Building, facade, Western Michigan University
Date ca. 1945
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Exterior of the Mechanical Trades Building which was constructed in 1940 for the purposes of vocational training. Cars are parked in the front of the building. Ornamentation in the fa├žade featured airplane propellers and one of the early classes taught out of this building was aviation mechanics. North Hall and West Hall are visible in the background.
West Hall and Power Bui...
ca. 1945
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Title West Hall and Power Building at Michigan College of Education
Date ca. 1945
Time Period 1940 - 1949
Description Natural Science Building with the power plan in the foreground. View is from Oakland Drive looking east. The Science Building, possibly designed by Louis Kamper, was later named West Hall. Located on East Campus, it was the second building to open at West Hall. For over 30 years, West Hall was used as the physical and natural sciences. The last use for the building was in 2006, when the Geology Department used it for a core lab. The building was demolished in 2013.
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