Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Martha Cook Building

The Martha Cook building was built in 1915 as the first women's dormitory. It was a gift of New York Lawyer William Cook and was named after his mother.

This is the front of the building.

The statue is Portia, the heroine from the Merchant of Venice.

A better shot of the front. It is a pretty nice building.


Anonymous said...

I don't think I ever really looked at that statue, and I certainly never knew who it was. Thank you for your recent pictures around campus. They make me wish I had payed more attention to the buildings when I was a student.

Mikoyan said...

I really like Michigan's campus, there are some really nice buildings there. There is an amazing amount of history behind many of those buildings.