University Health Service Building (University of Michigan) – Ann Arbor MI

Description

The University Health Service Building on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor was constructed during the Great Depression with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds.

“The University Health Service Building, completed in 1940, is on Fletcher (formerly Twelfth) Street adjacent to the W. K. Kellogg Institute and across the street from the Michigan League. The building was erected as the result of action by the Regents in August, 1938, applying to the government for PWA funds to aid in financing its construction (R. P., 1936-39, pp. 638-40). President Ruthven announced in November of the same year, on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the establishment of the Health Service, that the government had granted the usual 45 per cent of the cost of the building. The University’s share was raised through the issue of $225,000 worth of Health Service bonds and the addition of $75,000 from the Health Service Reserve Fund.” (umich.edu)

Source notes

http://bentley.umich.edu/exhibits/campus_tour/health.php

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 28, 2014.

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Location Info


Fletcher St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Coordinates: 42.279766, -83.736772

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