Duffield Elementary School
Constructed in 1922, D. Bethune Duffield Elementary School is a pre-kindergarten through 8th grade facility operated by the Detroit Board of Education. The classically styled, three-story elementary school draws students from the neighborhood bordered by southern St. Aubin Street; then eastward to include Chene, Joseph Campau and McDougall Street.
Inside and out, the aesthetically pleasing structure stands as a monument to an earlier time and place on Detroit's lower east side. The surrounding area was part of the historic Black Bottom neighborhood; much of which was razed during the late 1960s to make room for Elmwood Park - a modern community of attractive brick homes and well maintained play fields.