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Old Cass Tech High School Demolition

2501 Second Avenue • Detroit, MI • March 26, 2011

 

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Graffiti on the top section of the old high school.

 

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Until 1977, Cass was Detroit's only magnet school and the only non-neighborhood enrollment school in Detroit.

 

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Gen. Lewis Cass was governor of the Michigan territory from 1813–1831

 

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When Cass Tech opened in 1907, Detroit had only three other high schools.

 

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High school proved to be too much for many young Detroiters; records of the early 1900s show that only 35% of high-schoolers graduated, and only ten percent went to college.

 

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Detroit schools Superintendent Wales C. Martindale went to Europe in 1908 and studied technical schools.

 

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