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Ypsilanti in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Eastern Michigan College

 
 
Eastern Michigan College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., November 13, 2015
1. Eastern Michigan College Marker
Inscription. Founded by legislative action in 1849 as the Michigan State Normal School, it was the first state teacher education school west of Albany. Its aim was to provide instruction "in the art of teaching and in all the various branches that pertain to a good common school education." On this site the first building, old Pierce Hall, opened for classes in 1852. Built by the joint action of local citizens and the state, it stood here until 1948. (Marker Number 94.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 14.78′ N, 83° 37.359′ W. Marker is in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is at the intersection of College Place and West Cross Street, on the right when traveling south on College Place. Click for map. This marker is between Boone Hall and Pierce Hall on the Eastern Michigan University campus. Marker is in this post office area: Ypsilanti MI 48197, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ypsilanti Water Tower (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reverend John D. Pierce (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town Hall School (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church
Eastern Michigan College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., November 13, 2015
2. Eastern Michigan College Marker
Boone Hall is in the background.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Facing the Fire (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ladies' Literary Club House (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. half a mile away); Ypsilanti (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Ypsilanti.
 
Categories. Education
 
Eastern Michigan College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., November 13, 2015
3. Eastern Michigan College Marker
"New" Pierce Hall is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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