Historic Detroit

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Parker Elementary School - Photos

Unlike many other Detroit public schools, the large, historic Parker building was built in a single phase in 1927. The school opened with a capacity of 1400 students.

A large, single-story double-loaded classroom wing (as seen on the left side of image) was added to the north. The wing was a prefabricated steel-frame building attached to the rear door of the school. Only the structure and roof still stand; walls, windows, mechanicals, and other materials have all been stripped away.

View of the front (south) elevation from Elmira St. The majority of classrooms are arranged along the south elevation.

South elevation detail in May 2023

West elevation detail in May 2023