Bricks from razed Detroit Public Schools to be preserved

July 22, 2010

2010-07-22
CECIL ANGEL

Bricks from the old Cass Tech, Finney, Mackenzie, Mumford and Chadsey high schools — all slated for demolition — will be preserved and restored for sale to the public to raise money for the Public Schools Foundation, Detroit Public Schools officials said Thursday.

“We think this is an important program to honor the legacy and history of these schools, while also acknowledging that students deserve facilities that support 21st Century learning and aiding schools by providing needed funding for supplemental programs,” said Chacona Johnson, foundation president and CEO. “We hope the alumni and the dedicated faculty and staff who taught and provided services in these buildings will participate in this fundraising effort.”

Two entry arches and other items from Cass Tech also will be preserved, officials said.

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