Work To Begin To Demolish Old Detroit High School

Preliminary work toward demolishing Detroit’s old Cass Technical High School is set to get underway November first.

The heavy-duty work won’t begin until next June, after school is out for summer vacation. The building has been vacant since the new Cass Tech was opened next door in 2005.

The old building has been subjected to repeated vandalism and fires since it closed. Some artifacts from the abandoned structure, including plaques and entry arches, will be preserved at the currrent school.

Detroit Public Schools emergency financial manager Robert Bobb told the Detroit News, “We are pleased that we can preserve various artifacts and bricks from the original Cass Tech to honor the rich legacy of this school.”

Demolition is slated to be completed in August, 2011.

(Copyright 2010 WWJ Newsradio 950. All Rights Reserved. The Detroit News contributed to this story.)

Comments

One Comment

  1. MAX LINDER says:

    ATTENDED CASS TECH IN EAR EARLY 40THS

    JOHN DE LOREAN WAS A CLASS AHEAD OF ME

    CHAS.LINDBERS MOTHER WAS MY TEACHER

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Fall Festivals In Metro DetroitFrom music to art to special events, there's a little something for everyone's delight.
Best 4th Of July Concerts In Metro DetroitStaying home this weekend? Celebrate the 4th of July by rocking out at one of these shows.

Watch & Listen