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The Martha Cook Building 1915

The John P. Cook dormitory sits directly across Tappan Street from the Martha Cook Dorm, which was Cook’s first gift to the University of Michigan. Martha Cook, named after Cook’s mother, opened in 1915. It was a significant emblem of the University’s commitment to attracting women, and was the first women’s dorm at Michigan.



For more information on The Martha Cook Building

pdf    Right at home - The Michigan Daily Open in New Window

pdf    Martha Cook Building Alumnae Association (MCAA) Open in New Window

*    Martha Cook Dormitory on Bentley Historical Library Website Open in New Window

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