Anybody who has studied at Wayne State for more than a semester has inevitably walked past this building at some time or another. For those who haven’t stopped to read the sign, this is St. Andrew’s Hall, and it’s located between Manoogian and PS#2.
Now, through personal curiosity, I looked into the background of the building and it’s use today. Admit it, you had no idea why there was a church in the middle of campus. Well, it was an Episcopalian church, built in 1902, and was designed by the same guy that designed St. Paul’s at Woodward and Warren. Due to suburban sprawl, the congregation dwindled to the point that the diocese leased the building to Wayne in 1961 for the next 99 years. Today, it’s mostly used as an event space. And now you know.