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.
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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