Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Congratulations Graduates!



Congratulations and good luck to all the current graduates out there! If anyone knows where this photo was taken, please let me know. The car is a Mercury Comet and the photo is from 1961.

Thanks to MikeM for identifying the location as Madonna University, which is located in Livonia, Michigan. To see a color photo of the chapel please click here.

4 Comments:

Blogger The Mushroom said...

Gotta love them horn rims.

5:50 PM, July 12, 2006  
Blogger Jan said...

Looks like a Catholic university. I checked Creighton's St. John's Parish, but it isn't the same building...

Can you zoom in to the license plate to get a state?

Love the photo!

11:37 PM, July 15, 2006  
Blogger Ookpik said...

Hi Jan,

The plate is a 1961 Michigan plate.

11:15 AM, July 16, 2006  
Anonymous MikeM said...

That is the Felician Sisters convent and Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan, suburb of Detroit. I believe Madonna moved to a new campus, built on the grounds of the convent, around 1962. Even after the move to the new campus, the graduation ceremony may have still been held at the convent chapel.

Try this link for an aerial view of the convent:

http://atlas.freshlogicstudios.com/?cp=42.387183391477606~-83.40759344774703&style=o&scene=

Here is a link to an older photo of the convent:

http://dlxs.lib.wayne.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?sid=6b8a5d8a75b05065f68b422f303d0668;med=1;q1=livonia;rgn1=vmc_ti;c=vmc;evl=full-image;quality=1;view=entry;subview=detail;lasttype=boolean;cc=vmc;entryid=x-31179-und-1;viewid=31179_1;start=1;resnum=13

8:41 PM, November 12, 2006  

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