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Patrick
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Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 10:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

On my daily commute I drive by a massive structure that was apparently once a school. This is on Van Dyke about 3 blocks north of Gratiot right near Kettering HS. I am unable to make out the name, but it appears to have the word "Post" etched in the limestone. It looks like a miniature version of old Eastern High School. What's the story of this structure?
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Bulletmagnet
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Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 10:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is it Rose Elementary School?

(Message edited by Bulletmagnet on May 25, 2008)
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Bulletmagnet
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Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 10:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It could be Eastern H.S.
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Detroitrise
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Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 10:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"It could be Eastern H.S."

I thought Eastern was on Mack and E. Grand Blvd?
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Neilr
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Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 11:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's the old Rose Elementary School. The Board built a new Rose Elementary School several blocks to the NW of the old building, further into the neighborhood. The new Rose was a state of the art (for the 1970's) school with a large central library/media center off of which opened the classrooms.

The Board sold the old Rose decades ago. At one point it was a private Black Muslim school, something like Sister Clara ..., IIRC.

The new Rose Elementary was closed several years ago due to declining enrollment in the area and, I believe, the building was sold.

(Message edited by Neilr on May 25, 2008)
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Reddog289
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Posted on Monday, May 26, 2008 - 4:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If it,s at 5505 Van Dyke, It,s the old Rose Elementry. That info is from the 67/68 DPS Directory
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Bulletmagnet
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Posted on Monday, May 26, 2008 - 9:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That makes sense to me, Reddog289. Patrick thought the inscription read "Post", so it is easy to see how time has eroded some of the letters. Stay tuned for an old photo I have around here somewhere of the school back in the 40's.
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Detroit313
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Posted on Monday, May 26, 2008 - 8:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

any pics? old and new

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Reddog289
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Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 12:58 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

since i work for the schools,figured it would be cool to pick up that book. glad i did it helped out somewere.

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