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Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dearborn City Hall

A Building for City Leadership

 
 
Dearborn City Hall: A Building for City Leadership Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 22, 2010
1. Dearborn City Hall: A Building for City Leadership Marker
Inscription.
East Downtown Dearborn is "the neighborhood the Rouge Plant built,"
and its fortunes have been tied to Ford Motor Company. Ford taxes generated much of the income used to build the impressive Georgian Revival-style building, which opened on June 26, 1922, as the Springwells Township Hall. Today it serves as the East Wing of Dearborn City Hall.

You Auto Know
Detroit architect Marcus Burrowes designed Springwells Township Hall, along with other elegant municipal buildings and mansions throughout the Detroit area.
 
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area marker series.
 
Location. 42° 19.304′ N, 83° 10.614′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12) and Neckel Street, on the right when traveling east on Michigan Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13615 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn MI 48126, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dearborn City Hall Complex / Orville L. Hubbard (a few steps from this marker); The Schaefer Building
<i>Upper left image</i> image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 19, 2016
2. Upper left image
Clyde Ford, the first mayor of the City of Dearborn, serving from 1929-36. He was a cousin of Henry Ford. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Neighborhood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fordson High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Henry Ford Birthplace (approx. one mile away); Ford Rouge Plant (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Ford Rouge Plant (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ford and Dearborn (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dearborn.
 
Regarding Dearborn City Hall. Dearborn City Hall is now City Hall Artspace Lofts. Dearborn's government moved to the Administrative Center, located at 16901 Michigan Avenue — approximately 1.6 miles west.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
<i>Upper middle image</i> image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 19, 2016
3. Upper middle image
The opening of the building is celebrated on June 26, 1922. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
<i>Lower middle image</i> image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 19, 2016
4. Lower middle image
Police and Court Building entrance on Maple Street. Today it houses the West Wing of City Hall. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
<i>Right image</i> image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 19, 2016
5. Right image
Dearborn city Hall at intersection of Michigan Avenue and Schaefer Road, 1960s. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
The Former Dearborn City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 22, 2010
6. The Former Dearborn City Hall
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   6. submitted on , by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page was last revised on August 20, 2016.
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