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Dancing at the Dunbar Center, October 1943

Dancing at the Dunbar Center, October 1943 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, October 22, 1943
Caption
The "Jive Bombers," a club of Negro youth, meet weekly at Dunbar Community Center for an evening of dancing and other simple social activities. Negroes of all ages and interests enjoy the hospitality and friendly council of this busy Community Center. Ann Arbor residents are asked to contribute to the support of this agency during the Community War Chest drive here from Nov. 1 through Nov. 3.

Front View of Parkridge Community Center, July 1978

Front View of Parkridge Community Center, July 1978 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 23, 1978
Caption
Once the scene of gala weddings, dances and social events, the Parkridge Community Center has grown shabby waiting for the City of Ypsilanti to fix it up or replace it.

Fall Out Door Poses Safety Hazard at Parkridge Community Center, July 1978

Fall Out Door Poses Safety Hazard at Parkridge Community Center, July 1978 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 23, 1978
Caption
FALL OUT -- A second door at the rear of the building, also permanently locked, has no stairs at all.

Rickety Staircase at Parkridge Community Center, July 1978

Rickety Staircase at Parkridge Community Center, July 1978 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 23, 1978
Caption
NO EXIT, NO ENTRY -- Padlocking a door is a violation of fire safety rules, but the door above left has been chained and padlocked because its frame is ready to break away from the brick walls. On the other side of the same door, above right, is a rickety, unrailed staircase.

Walls in Disrepair at Parkridge Community Center, July 1978

Walls in Disrepair at Parkridge Community Center, July 1978 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 23, 1978
Caption
FULL OF HOLES -- Broken window is boarded up behind curtain in the gym, at left. Above, holes in the wall in the arts and crafts room.

Ypsilanti Youths Eat Lunch on Stage at Parkridge Community Center, July 1978

Ypsilanti Youths Eat Lunch on Stage at Parkridge Community Center, July 1978 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 23, 1978
Caption
Participants in the Center's lunch program sit on the stage to eat to avoid tiles that fall from the gym ceiling above.