William Scott Colburn (cv7352)

University information

Title: Research Assistant
Unit: Merrill Palmer Institute
Department: Research

Contact information

71 E. Ferry
Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute
Detroit, 48202

Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute


William Colburn is the Director of the Freer House. Built by industrialist and art collector, Charles Lang Freer, in 1892, the Freer House is a masterpiece of American shingle-style architecture and the birthplace of the Freer Gallery of Art (NMAA, Smithsonian) in Washington D.C.

The Freer House is also recognized for its role in child and family development. In 1920, the Freer House became the home of the Merrill-Palmer Institute, which evolved into the renowned Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute (MPSI). Today, the Freer House is the location for MPSI's faculty offices and meeting room facilities.

Title: Director, WSU Freer House
Office Phone:

(313) 664-2500

William Scott Colburn

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