Written by Mike Zapolski (63)
|Built on Detroit's West side in the late 1950s , the school was not completed until Fall 1962. Ford was built to accommodate the student overflow from Mumford, Redford, and Cooley High Schools. When it first opened, Ford's north-side was a bare cinder-block wall. When removed a few years later, the school's classroom sections were connected to the auditorium and gym.
Henry Ford High 1963
The picture above was taken in 1962 and appears in the 1963 Galaxy . A night view of Ford was in the 1961 Galaxy . An aerial view can be found in the 1965 Galaxy, and these photos were taken on Labor Day 2001: Front, Name, Walkway, Over-pass.
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