Law Quadrangle Historical

Law Quadrangle Historical (HM1W6S)

Location: Ann Arbor, MI 48109 Washtenaw County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 16.486', W 83° 44.363'

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University of Michigan alumnus William W. Cook (1880, 1882law) believed that the character of the legal profession depended on the character of Law Schools, and that the character of the Law Schools forecasted the future of America. In support of this he offered to donate the funds to build adequate facilities for the Law School. His gift enabled the construction of four buildings, the Lawyers Club (1924), the John P. Cook Building (1930), named for the donor's father, the William W. Cook Legal Research Library (1931), named for the donor, and Hutchins Hall (1933), named for former Law Dean and University President Harry B. Hutchins. At the time it was the largest gift from a single individual to a state college in Michigan. Designed by noted New York architects Edward Palmer York and Philip Sawyer, the buildings were constructed of Weymouth seam-face granite in the Gothic Revival style, based on English precedents. In recognition of this unique gift, the Regents in 1937 named the entire complex the William W. Cook Quadrangle. A 1981 underground addition to the Legal Research Library was designed by Gunnar Birkerts, and named for former Law School Dean, Vice-President for Academic Affairs, and Interim President Allan Smith, and his wife Alene.
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HM NumberHM1W6S
Year Placed2006
Placed ByHistory and Traditions Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, December 9th, 2016 at 9:02am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 274101 N 4683918
Decimal Degrees42.27476667, -83.73938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 16.486', W 83° 44.363'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 16' 29.16" N, 83° 44' 21.78" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)734
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 908-924 S University Ave, Ann Arbor MI 48109, US
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