WMU Campus History

1959 Aerial Photograph of Western Michigan University

colored-enhanced for planning purposes

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  • 1959 property holdings are tinted olive green on the photo.
  • Potential future acquisitions are tinted light orange.
  • University buildings are tinted yellow or white.
  • Planned buildings are tinted red.
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1959 enhanced photo Oakland Drive Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital East Campus East Campus Gary Physical Education Building and Read Fieldhouse Future site of Wood Hall Future site of North Valley Residence Unit #1 Area known as 'Kalamazoo Park' Gateway Golf Course Business Route U.S. 131 New York Central Railroad tracks West Michigan Avenue

***The property parcel to the lower right of the photograph was later sold.

See also 1962 Campus Plan



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