Old Main (Wayne State University), Detroit

Old Main (Wayne State University), Detroit

Old Main is one of Wayne State University's oldest buildings, having served as a high school before becoming an important college building. The style is Romanesque Revival, with a yellow brick exterior that stands out on this building that spans almost a full block. One of the architectural highlights is a four-faced clock tower.

Wayne State University's Museum of Anthropology is in this building. The exhibits on display highlight how crucial this social science is to understanding human society. The museum is one of Old Main's most popular features.

The university's planetarium is also in this building, giving visitors a perfect chance to learn more about the galaxy. Another feature that visitors enjoy is the school's dance studio, where some of the leading dance stars of the future might receive their training. The exciting features in this building demonstrate how much of a role it plays in the school's present, as well as its past.

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Old Main (Wayne State University) on Map

Sight Name: Old Main (Wayne State University)
Sight Location: Detroit, USA (See walking tours in Detroit)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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