Midtown Detroit

What is Midtown Detroit known for?


single family


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Center Historic District . Founded in 1868, WSU consists of 13 schools and colleges offering more than 400 major subject areas to over 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students. It is currently the third largest university in the state of Michigan and one of the 30 largest universities in the United States. The WSU main campus encompasses 203 acres (822,000 m²) linking more than 100 education and research buildings in the heart of Detroit. It also has six extension centers in the Metro Detroit area providing access to a limited selection of courses. The institution is a notable engine in metro Detroit's educational, cultural, and economic landscape, as manifested through efforts such as its


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constructing new building as well as repurposing older buildings located in the area. As of Winter 2009, nearly 30,000 students were enrolled at Wayne State: over 18,000 undergraduate students andover 8000 graduates students, with the remainder enrolled in professional programs. Headcount Enrollment, 2000–2009, Wayne State University, retrieved 6 24 09. File:DetroitInstituteoftheArts2010B.jpg thumb


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accessdate July 1, 2010 Detroit's proximity to Windsor, Ontario, provides for views and nightlife, along with Ontario's minimum drinking age of 19.


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Media 479 Ledyard Detroit, MI 48201" and "Michigan Chronicle 479 Ledyard Detroit, MI 48201" and "FrontPage Detroit 479 Ledyard Detroit, MI 48201" Education thumb Detroit Public Library (File:Detroit Library.jpg) Main Library Colleges and universities Wayne State University is located in Midtown. The College for Creative Studies is also located in Midtown and is one of the top art schools in the country. Primary and secondary schools thumb left Cass Technical High School (File:Cass Technical High School 2010.jpg) The area is zoned to Detroit Public Schools. At one time DPS had its headquarters in the Maccabees Building in Midtown. "Contact Us." Detroit Public Schools. May 10, 2000. Retrieved on November 7, 2009. In 2002 the district paid the owner of the Fisher Building $24.1 million in so the district could occupy five floors in the building; the Fisher Building in the New Center (New Center, Detroit) area now serves as the DPS headquarters. Oosting, Jonathan. "Audit: Detroit Public Schools overpaid millions for real estate after middle-man markups." MLive.com. September 24, 2009. Retrieved on November 7, 2009. Three K-8 schools, Golightly and Spain in Midtown and Edmonson outside of Midtown, serve portions of Midtown. "Elementary Boundaries – 2012 13 School Year." (Archive) Detroit Public Schools. Retrieved on November 1, 2012. "Middle School Boundaries – 2012 13 School Year." (Archive) Detroit Public Schools. Retrieved on November 1, 2012. All residents are zoned to Martin Luther King High School (Martin Luther King High School (Michigan)), outside of Midtown. "High School Boundaries – 2012 13 School Year." (Archive) Detroit Public Schools. Retrieved on November 1, 2012. The magnet schools Cass Technical High School and Detroit School of Arts are also in Midtown. "Home." Cass Technical High School. Retrieved on November 3, 2012. "2501 Second Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201" "Contact." Detroit School of Arts. Retrieved on November 3, 2012. "123 Seldon Ave. Detroit, MI 48201" History of schools Prior to its closure, Murray-Wright High School served Midtown Detroit. "High School Attendance Areas 7 10 2003." Detroit Public Schools. Retrieved on November 13, 2009. At one point in the first decade of the 21st century a portion of Midtown was served by Dewey PK-8 for elementary school, while a portion was served by Edmonson Elementary. Two separate portions of Midtown were served by Golightly K-8 and Spain PK-8 for elementary school. "Proposed Elementary School Attendance Area Boundaries 3 27 02." Retrieved on November 13, 2009. At one point in the first decade of the 21st century a portion of Midtown was served by Dewey PK-8 for middle school, while another section was served by Sherrard PK-8 for middle school; during that time Spain PK-8 served the rest of Midtown. "Proposed Middle School Attendance Area Boundaries 3 27 02." Retrieved on November 13, 2009. Previously Malcolm X K-8 in Midtown and Burton K-8 outside of Midtown served portions of Midtown. "Elementary School Boundary Map." ''Detroit Public Schools''. Retrieved on November 7, 2009. "Middle School Boundary Map." ''Detroit Public Schools''. Retrieved on October 20, 2009. Prior to its 2012 closure, Carlisle, John (DetroitBlogger John). "Curtain call." ''Metro Times''. April 25, 2012. Retrieved on November 1, 2012. the Detroit Day School for the Deaf was located adjacent to Midtown. Foley, Aaron. "Parents of deaf students unsure of future as Detroit school prepares to close." ''Mlive.com''. Wednesday March 14, 2012. Retrieved on November 2, 2012. "Contact." Detroit Day School for the Deaf. March 10, 2009. Retrieved on November 1, 2012. "4555 John C Lodge Fwy. Detroit, MI 48201" Public libraries Detroit Public Library operates the Main Library in Midtown. The current library facility opened on March 21, 1921. The extension wings of the facility opened on June 23, 1963. "Main Library." ''Detroit Public Library''. Retrieved on November 7, 2009. See also


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, Edmund, Watson, Brush and John R. Sts. Brush Park is the 22-block area bounded by Mack on the north, Woodward on the west, Beaubien on the east, and the Fisher Freeway on the south. The Woodward East Historic District, located within the locally-designated Brush Park neighborhood, is particularly known for the High Victorian (Victorian architecture) style residences


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in Midtown and Edmonson outside of Midtown, serve portions of Midtown. "Elementary Boundaries – 2012 13 School Year." (Archive) Detroit Public Schools. Retrieved on November 1, 2012. "Middle School Boundaries – 2012 13 School Year." (

Archive ) Detroit Public Schools. Retrieved on November 1, 2012. All residents are zoned to Martin Luther King High School (Martin Luther King High School (Michigan)), outside of Midtown. "High School Boundaries – 2012 13 School Year." (Archive) Detroit Public Schools. Retrieved on November 1, 2012. The magnet schools Cass Technical High


schools

in Detroit that aimed to establish the area along Woodward as the cultural center of the city. Wayne State University, then housed in the former Central High School, began offering four-year degrees. These institutions formed a core area that attracted other public-oriented institutions to the area, including several music schools, the Merrill-Palmer Institute (Charles Lang Freer House), the Detroit Historical Museum, and the College for Creative Studies

Central Office Building , Graybar Electric Company Building, Cass Motor Sales, The Russell (The Russell (Detroit, Michigan))). * Public structures (Orchestra Hall (Orchestra Hall, Detroit), Garden Bowl, Majestic Theater (Majestic Theater (Detroit, Michigan)), Dunbar Hospital). * Schools (The Clay School, Sts. Peter and Paul Academy, Jefferson Intermediate School). * Clubs (Detroit Masonic Temple, Scarab Club). * Utility buildings ( Detroit Edison Company

Media 479 Ledyard Detroit, MI 48201" and "Michigan Chronicle 479 Ledyard Detroit, MI 48201" and "FrontPage Detroit 479 Ledyard Detroit, MI 48201" Education thumb Detroit Public Library (File:Detroit Library.jpg) Main Library Colleges and universities Wayne State University is located in Midtown. The College for Creative Studies is also located in Midtown and is one of the top art schools in the country. Primary and secondary


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were constructed in the 1890s through the first part of the 20th century. Commercial development was added to the mix in the years after World War I. - Wayne State University 100px (File:Mackenzie House WSU - Detroit Michigan.jpg) 4735–4841 Cass Ave.


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stadiums were constructed for the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions in 2000 and 2002, respectively; this put the Lions' home stadium in the city proper for the first time since 1974. The city also saw the historic Book Cadillac Hotel and the Fort Shelby Hotel reopen for the first time in over 20 years. The city hosted the 2005 MLB All-Star Game, 2006 Super Bowl XL, 2006 World Series, WrestleMania 23 in 2007, and the NCAA Final Four

the historic Book Cadillac Hotel and the Fort Shelby Hotel reopen for the first time in over 20 years. The city hosted the 2005 MLB All-Star Game, 2006 Super Bowl XL, 2006 World Series, WrestleMania 23 in 2007, and the NCAA Final Four in April 2009 all of which prompted many improvements to the downtown area. In 2011, Detroit Medical Center and Henry Ford Health System substantially increased investments in medical research facilities

Comerica Park and Ford Field were constructed for the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions in 2000 and 2002, respectively; this placed the Lions' stadium in the city proper for the first time since 1974. In 2008, the city witnessed major restorations of the historic Book Cadillac Hotel and the Fort Shelby Hotel. The city has hosted major sporting events - the 2005 MLB All-Star Game, 2006 Super Bowl XL, 2006 World Series, WrestleMania 23

Midtown Detroit

'''Midtown Detroit''' is a mixed-use area containing a business district, cultural center, university, and residential neighborhoods located along the east and west side of Woodward Avenue (M-1 (Michigan highway)) between Downtown Detroit and the New Center (New Center, Detroit). The community area of neighborhoods is bounded by the Chrysler Freeway (I-75) on the east, the Lodge Freeway (M-10) on the west, the Edsel Ford Freeway (I-94) on the north, and the Fisher Freeway (I-75) on the south. Midtown location from the University Cultural Center Association, retrieved 6 9 09 The vibrant area includes several historic districts, the Detroit Medical Center, and Wayne State University.

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