The University of Detroit Memorial Clock Tower was built as a memorial to the 12 students and alumni who died in World War I. As well as serving as a monument, the structure is built around the university's power plant chimney to disguise this industrial structure.
The clock tower is 175 ft high and was completed in 1926. On the north side of the clock tower is an engraving memorial and 12 names:
TO THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MEN
WHO DIED IN THE WORLD WAR 1914-18
OUR HONORED DEAD
JOHN DESCHAMPS, CHARLES HARRISON, LOUIS MANS, EDWARDS J. BURNS, THOMAS G. KENNEDY, ALFRED FULLER, ROGERS MCNAMARA, JAMES WILLIAMS, LIONEL ESLIN, RUSSEL MCBREARTY, WILLIAM J. WILKINSON, THOMAS ABERY
FROM RELATIVES, ALUMNI AND STUDENTS