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from the Detroit News:
At more than 60 years old, Mumford High School is a ghost from an architectural past that defined Detroit and many of its public schools.
This once-exquisite Art Deco structure, known for its baby-blue limestone block front and its quirky burgundy, pink and blue tiles inside, has been reduced to a shell of its former self: Peeling paint, broken tiles and a rusted exterior reveal its age and apparent neglect.
Since 1949, Mumford has served more than three generations of students on the northwest side, near Wyoming and McNichols, and has a long list of famed alumni.
They include jazz musician Earl Klugh, Grammy-winning songwriter Allee Willis and film and TV producer Jerry Bruckheimer, whose credits include the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series and “Beverly Hills Cop,” in which Eddie Murphy’s character Axel Foley is seen wearing a “Mumford Phys Ed Dept.” T-shirt.
Top Photo: Detroit’s Samuel C. Mumford High School is shown in October 1949, the year it opened. The once-exquisite art deco building, which has served more than three generations of students on Detroit’s northwest side, will be demolished in the summer of 2012 to make way for a new school. (Detroit News Archives)
Bottom Photo: Eddie Murphy wears a Mumford T-shirt in “Beverly Hills Cop.” Paramount Pictures.