From Observatory Hill / BL001691



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From Observatory Hill
1930/1940 (ca.)
Collection Title
University of Michigan Photographs Vertical File
Collection Creator
Bentley Historical Library (collector)
Folder / Container / Volume
UBImusD13. Folder: Campus Buildings. Observatory. 1908-2954 (With east wing added) no. 258
Richard Harrison Bull, architect. Building completed in the summer of 1854. Residence wing for the director added in 1868, expanded in 1905-1906, and finally removed to facilitate the enlargement of Couzens Hall in 1954. East wing, with a larger dome and a more powerful telescope, begun in 1908 and completed in 1909; torn down in 1976. Named "The Detroit Observatory of the University of Michigan" until 1931 when it was changed to "The Observatory of the University of Michigan." In 1999, the name was officially changed to "The University of Michigan Detroit Observatory." Known at various times as Detroit Observatory, Campus Observatory, Old Observatory.
Image is of a photo album / scrapbook fragment.
Item Number
Finding Aid
Source of Title
album caption
Scan Source
8 x 10 photographic print
Bentley Historical Library
Date Added/Updated
2013-11-22 00:53:27

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4800 x 3484
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1 MB
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"From Observatory Hill; BL001691". University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 05, 2023.