Michigan Stadium Aerial View, 1927 opening day game vs. Ohio Wesleyan
Fielding Harris Yost Papers
Yost, Fielding Harris, 1871-1946.
Photographer / Artist
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Bernard Green (UM Eng. 1891) of the Osborn Engineering Company of Cleveland, lead architect. Also known as "The Big House," excavation for the stadium began in September 1926 and construction was completed by October 1927. Previously, Michigan football games were held on Ferry Field. The stadium has undergone numerous improvements and renovations, which include an expansion project by the architectural firm Venturi, Scott-Brown and Associates in 1997; and another renovation and expansion project by the firm HNTB Architecture in 2010.
Image shows view from the northeast on opening day.
description accompanying photograph: Life Saving Crew Father Marquette Statue J. M. Longyear Residence 1893 which was removed to Boston, Mass and reerected, each stone being marked and put in place again in Boston. Original cost of house and grounds said to have been $210000.00 Built of L. Superior Brown Stone. House of left is a rear view of Peter Whites Residence. Longyear House removed a few years after constructed.
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