- Associated Press - Saturday, March 30, 2019

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan has plans to upgrade the second-oldest building on the Ann Arbor campus.

The Ann Arbor News reports the university’s Board of Regents has approved the design for a $10 million upgrade to the Detroit Observatory. The building was constructed in 1854 as the school’s first dedicated scientific research lab. The project includes a classroom addition, reception area, storage and a new elevator. Construction is scheduled to be done in fall 2020.

The building has had previous additions in 1868 and 1908. It was restored in 1999. The university says it’s the oldest remaining observatory in the U.S. to have its original telescopes from the 1850s in working condition and on their original mounts. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

___

Information from: The Ann Arbor News, http://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor



Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide