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Doty Elementary on 3rd Street (Steve Shaw, c. 1980) Doty Elementary on 3rd Street (Steve Shaw, c. 1980)

It’s that time of year again – shopping for supplies, waiting for the bus. If you attended grade school in the Detroit area, maybe it’s been a long time since you saw a picture of your elementary school, or maybe that school is no longer even standing.
These are examples of the schools of which you can find many images in our online digital collections. Whether you were a student in the city, the suburbs or even a rural one room schoolhouse, have a look and step back in time. If you don’t see a school you are looking for yet, check back often as we are continuously adding to the digital collection.

Woodrow Wilson Elementary in Mt. Clemens (Deborah Moore, 1983) Woodrow Wilson Elementary in Mt. Clemens (Deborah Moore, 1983)
Media Center at Woodworth Junior High in Dearborn (Lewis, 1984) Media Center at Woodworth Junior High in Dearborn (Lewis, 1984)