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By Joel S., July 22, 2015
Aaron Greeley / St Cosme Line Road Marker
Michigan (Wayne County), Allen Park — S366 — Aaron Greeley / St Cosme Line Road
Aaron Greeley In 1796, when the United States occupied Michigan, there existed many conflicting land claims along the Detroit and Rouge Rivers. Congress in 1806 created a Board of Land Commissioners to adjust these claims. Aaron Greeley, an . . . — Map (db m85916) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Belleville — L1129 — Old Rawsonville Village
Rawsonville, now a ghost town, was once a thriving village. On September 13, 1823, the first land patent in Van Buren Township was given to Henry Snow for this site, which was soon known as Snow's Landing. Called Rawsonville by 1838, the community . . . — Map (db m88378) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — Armington & Sims Machine Shop
In machine shops, workers use machines to shape metal parts with great precision. The parts are then used in other machines. Workers carefully and skillfully ran machines like those inside this machine shop/ Many of the country’s engineers of . . . — Map (db m78780) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — 1765 — Charles A. Kandt House
This house, built around 1927 by Charles and Anna Kandt, represents the foursquare, a house type popular during the early twentieth century, particularly in the teens and twenties. Charles Kandt opened a hotel in Dearborn in 1903 and engaged in . . . — Map (db m31686) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — HB4 — Commandant's Quarters
This building was one of eleven built in 1833 for the United States Detroit Arsenal at Dearbornville. A walled compound, a 360 foot square, was erected to store military supplies on the frontier. Constructed of red brick in the Federal style, this . . . — Map (db m31687) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — Daggett Farmhouse
Samuel Daggett held many jobs, like many other people in the community. Sometimes he even pulled teeth. Each member of the Daggett family played and important role in producing food, clothing and other goods on this Colonial farm. In order to . . . — Map (db m78796) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — L1152 — Dearborn City Hall Complex / Orville L. Hubbard
Dearborn Town Hall Complex This municipal building opened on June 26, 1922, as the seat of government for the Village of Springwells, which became a city in 1924, and in 1925 was renamed Fordson (for Henry and Edsel Ford). After Fordson . . . — Map (db m85481) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — L1629 — Dearborn Hills Golf Club
During his long career Robert Herndon developed over fifty subdivisions and nine golf courses. In 1922 he opened the Dearborn Hills Golf Club. According to the Dearborn Times Herald, it was Michigan's first public golf course. Having been . . . — Map (db m33663) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — Dr. Samuel Pierce Duffield
1833-1916 - Physician - Chemist - Pharmacist - One of the founders of Parke, Davis & Company, Dr. Duffield's stately residence was located about one-half mile west from this marker. About 100 feet further west was located his laboratory where he . . . — Map (db m32500) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — Edison Homestead
Thomas Edison’s grandparents were known for their kindness. Story has it that the would leave food on the stove in their kitchen when they left home so that hungry passers-by could find something to eat. Thomas Edison had happy childhood memories . . . — Map (db m78795) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — 17 — Fair Lane
Here Henry and Clara Bryant Ford lived from 1915 until their deaths in 1947 and 1950. The eminent American auto magnate and inventor named Fair Lane after the road on which his father, William Ford, was born in County Cork, Ireland. The fifty-six . . . — Map (db m31690) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — S0126 — Ford Airport / Ford Tri-Motor
The Ford Airport At this airport, built by Henry Ford in 1924, world and national history was made, ushering in a new era of flight embracing the all-metal airliner, radio control devices, air mail, scheduled flights, and the airline services . . . — Map (db m14956) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — S493 — Ford Rouge Plant
Henry Ford began construction of this complex on the banks of the River Rouge in April, 1917. Here, the Ford Motor Company built World War I submarine chasers known as "Eagle" boats. By the mid-1920s this plant was the largest manufacturing center . . . — Map (db m85592) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — S493 — Ford Rouge Plant
Henry Ford began construction of this complex on the banks of the River Rouge in April, 1917. Here, the Ford Motor Company built World War I submarine chasers known as "Eagle" boats. By the mid-1920s this plant was the largest manufacturing center . . . — Map (db m85810) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — 660 — Fordson High School
Side 1 When it was dedicated on March 22, 1928, Fordson High School was hailed as "one of the finest school buildings in the United States." Designed in the Neo-Tudor style, the school is reminiscent of sixteenth century English universities . . . — Map (db m32948) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — From Farmland to Great Estate
Once open farmland, the osage-orage tree hedge on the right still exists. It dates from the 1800's farming community that formed the boyhood environment of Henry Ford. Landscape designer Jens Jensen told the Fords he would transform the land back . . . — Map (db m89482) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — Giving Nature a Hand
The manufacturing technology developed by Henry Ford and the auto industry affected all aspects of life in early 20th century Michigan. Among the labor-saving items pioneered in the state during that period were specialized valves for watering . . . — Map (db m89361) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — Hanks Silk Mill
Silk comes from silkworm, which is really a caterpillar. One cocoon contains a single strand of silk up to 1,000 yards long. Workers spent tedious hours here, tending to the silkworms and spinning thread from their cocoons. The Hanks family ran . . . — Map (db m78779) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — 236 — Henry Ford Birthplace
At this intersection stood the home in which Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863. The farm house was owned by Ford's parents, William and Mary Ford, and in 1944 it was moved to Greenfield Village. In a space of less than ten years at the beginning . . . — Map (db m32946) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. 1982 National Park Service United States Department of the Interior . . . — Map (db m78755) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — Millpond
As part of Greenfield Village’s storm-water management system, this millpond cleans water and improves our wetlands ones way to the Rouge River watershed. This millpond is connected to other ponds in Greenfield Village based on an original 1929 . . . — Map (db m78781) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — Noah Webster Home
Noah Webster created America’s first dictionary. He suggested a single - and distinctly American - way to spell a word, such as “logic” instead of “logick.” This home was built for Noah Webster’s retirement, but he never . . . — Map (db m78798) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — On the River
Where you are standing now was once an open channel to the Rouge River. The Fords would pilot their boat, the Callie B, out of the boathouse to the river. The Ford grandchildren would harbor small boats here, as well. Conveniently, Mrs. . . . — Map (db m88431) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — Preserving Fair Lane — An Iconic American Estate
The Power of Water Clara and Henry Ford situated their new home along the banks of the Rouge River to take advantage of nature's beauty and power. Construction of a dam and hydroelectric power plant provided the necessary electrical needs for . . . — Map (db m88697) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — Preserving Fair Lane — An Iconic American Estate
A Home for the Ages William Van Tine was the architect of record for the design and construction of Clara and Henry Ford's 15th and final residence, Fair Lane. Earlier designs were completed by Von Holst and Fyfe of Chicago, IL and their . . . — Map (db m88992) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — Rock Garden Masterpiece
In 1915, landscape designer Jens Jensen created a picturesque rock garden masterpiece for Henry and Clara Ford. His design was engineered to work with nature and be relatively maintenance-free. (Left Photo Caption) In the early 1920's, . . . — Map (db m89338) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — L1994 — Saint Alphonsus Parish / Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church Complex
Saint Alphonsus Parish Attracted by fertile farmland, some forty German-speaking families from Rhineland-Westphalia settled in this area between 1825 and 1848. The community celebrated its first Catholic Mass in the home of Peter and . . . — Map (db m85578) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — Sir John Bennett Jewelry Shop
Sir John Bennett liked the mythical story of Gog and Magog, the ancient protectors of Britain, so he re-created them for the front of his shop. The clock figures, Gog and Magog, toll the chimes of this shop every 15 minutes. Sir John Bennett . . . — Map (db m78758) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — Smith Creek Depot
While working as a newsboy on the Grand Trunk Railway line, Thomas Edison sent along the latest Civil War news by telegraph. That way, he could be guaranteed newspaper sales when he arrived at each depot. This small but busy railroad station . . . — Map (db m78777) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — S0386 — St. Joseph's Retreat
In 1885 Michigan's first private mental institution was located here under the guidance of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. In 1855 the Sisters at St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit had begun the care of the mentally ill, formerly . . . — Map (db m33657) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — L1070 — The Dearborn Inn / Colonial Homes and Adjacent Buildings
The Dearborn Inn Henry Ford built the Dearborn Inn in 1931 to accommodate overnight travelers arriving at the Ford Airport. Located opposite the inn on Oakwood Boulevard, the airport opened in 1924. The 179-room inn, designed by Albert Kahn, . . . — Map (db m36017) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — The Neighborhood That the Rouge Plant Built
There has always been a lot to stop for here. In the 1800s, the Six Mile Inn was a rural rest stop here along the Chicago Road (today's Michigan Avenue) from Detroit. But the development nearby in the early 1900s of Ford Motor Company's massive . . . — Map (db m85498) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — The Ten Eyck Tavern
Conrad Ten Eyck (1782-1847) built a famous tavern in 1826 about 300 feet west of this marker--the first resting place of travelers, one day's trip west of Detroit. It stood on the River Rouge at a point where the Chicago Road forked. The northerly . . . — Map (db m32498) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Office and Library
Thomas Edison knew how to make an impression. He had his office built from brick so people would think he was running a strong, profitable business. Thomas Edison needed people with a variety of talents to keep his “invention . . . — Map (db m78988) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn — Wright Cycle Shop
The Wright Cycle Shop is considered the "birthplace of aviation." this is the original building where the Wright Flyer was made. Besides their bicycle business, Wilbur and Orville Wright did much of the hands-on work on their airplane here. The . . . — Map (db m66351) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Dearborn Heights — L0067 — Wallaceville School
Constructed in 1824 as a church, the original log building on this site was the first school in Bucklin (later Dearborn) Township. In 1829 the building became a public school. When John B. Wallace donated the land and building to the school . . . — Map (db m32530) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S665 — The Detroit Free Press
Older than the state of Michigan, the Detroit Free Press began publishing as the Democratic Free Press and Michigan Intelligencer May 5, 1831. The Free Press supported the drive for statehood, helped establish the Associated . . . — Map (db m91347) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — 19th U. S. Infantry
In memory of our deceased comrades of the 19th U.S. Infantry and other Regts. Erected by the 19th U.S. Inf. Veteran Assn. — Map (db m14118) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Alpheus S. Williams
Major General Alpheus Starkey Williams. 1810-1878. Hero of two wars. Judge. Editor. Postmaster. Diplomat. Member of Congress. An untiring servant of the people. An honor to the City of Detroit. The Michigan Commandery of the Military Order of the . . . — Map (db m26616) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L388 — Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
In 1839 a group of black Detroit citizens formed the Colored Methodist Society, which became the core of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The group held meetings in a hall which was donated by the Detroit Common Council. The Society . . . — Map (db m32496) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L535 — Central United Methodist Church
Lewis Cass, governor of the Territory of Michigan, approved a constitution for the First Methodist Episcopal Society May 17, 1822. This church, a direct successor, was designed by Gordon W. Lloyd. It was completed in 1867 by the combined efforts of . . . — Map (db m42313) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0687 — Chapman Abraham / Jewish Soldiers in the Civil War
(front side):Chapman Abraham During the French and Indian War (1754-1763), the British took Canada from France and with it possession of French forts in the western Great Lakes region, including Detroit. The post remained an important . . . — Map (db m33485) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S325 — Charles Lang Freer House / Merrill-Palmer Institute
Charles Lang Freer House Detroit industrialist Charles Lang Freer prospered primarily as a railroad car manufacturer. This house, considered Michigan's finest example of the Shingle Style, was designed by Wilson Eyre Jr. of Philadelphia and . . . — Map (db m84630) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S280 — Chicago Road
The Great Sauk Trail, the most important Indian trail in the Great Lakes region, was used later by French explorers, fur traders, missionaries, and soldiers. After the 1760's the trail became a major road for British and American travelers. In the . . . — Map (db m42298) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Comerica IncorporatedMichigan Centennial Business
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Comerica Incorporated founded in 1849 for more than 100 years of service to the people of Michigan and for contribution to the economic growth and vitality of our state. — Map (db m91682) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S358 — David Whitney, Jr. Residence
This mansion was once described as "an American palace enjoying the distinction of being the most pretentious modern home in the state and one of the most elaborate houses in the west." David Whitney, Jr. (1830-1900), its owner, was one of the . . . — Map (db m84641) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L1207 — Detroit Association of Women's Clubs
The Detroit Association of Colored Women's Clubs was organized on April 8, 1921, with eight clubs. This association reached its peak membership in 1945 with 73 clubs and 3,000 members. Affiliated with the Michigan and National Associations of . . . — Map (db m84638) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Detroit Free PressMichigan Centennial Business
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Detroit Free Press founded in 1831 for more than 150 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for contribution to the economic growth and . . . — Map (db m91356)
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Detroit River HeritageRiver History
For centuries, Native People used the Detroit River for travel, trade, and food. From 1701 to the mid-19th century, French, British, and American settlers used the River the same way. After 1870, companies that processed steel, chemicals, . . . — Map (db m33419) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Detroit Spanish American War Monument
Front:Cuba Porto Rico Erected by the people of Wayne County in commemoration of the services of her volunteer sons in the Army, Navy and Marine Corps of the United States during the war with Spain 1898-1902 Reverse: China . . . — Map (db m26655) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Detroit's Underground Railway Station
This tablet marks the site of Detroit's "Underground Railway Station"

A large brick building known as "The Finney House Barn," was located here and used as a depot for helping slaves gain freedom into Canada from 1833 until the Civil . . . — Map (db m91616) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Edwin Denby Enlistment
Edwin Denby Enlisted on this spot 26 April 1917 As Private, U.S.M.C. — Map (db m42315) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — 453 — Elmwood CemeteryMichigan Registered Historic Site
In 1846 when this was a farm on the outskirts of Detroit, a group of gentlemen formed a corporation and purchased the land for use as a public cemetery. The trustees patterned the grounds after Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and . . . — Map (db m21845) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0069 — Finney Barn
Seymour Finney conducted one of the principal passenger depots of the underground railroad in the Detroit area. Finney, a tailor by trade, later became a hotel-keeper, and it was in this capacity that he assisted fugitive slaves in the era prior to . . . — Map (db m41190) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L329 — First Congregational Church of Detroit
In 1801, David Bacon and his wife Alice made the first attempt to establish Congregationalism in Detroit. Sent by a Connecticut Congregational society, the Bacons failed in their efforts to build a mission. It was not until 1844 that the First . . . — Map (db m84643) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0288 — First Michigan Colored Regiment
The First Michigan Colored Regiment was organized at Camp Ward, which originally stood at this location. Formed from August through October 1863, a year of draft riots and protests against the war, this Negro regiment consisted entirely of . . . — Map (db m14889) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L497 — First Unitarian Universalist Church
Perry W. McAdow and his wife Clara built this elaborate mansion in 1891. The McAdows, who had earned their fortune in the gold mines of Montana, lived here from 1891 to 1897. The house continued as a private residence until 1913, when it was sold to . . . — Map (db m84642) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — 727 — Ford Building
Among Detroit’s first skyscrapers, the nineteen-story Ford Building was built between 1907 and 1909. The Chicago architectural firm Daniel H. Burnham and Company designed it and two other Detroit buildings, the Majestic and the Dime. One of the . . . — Map (db m90780) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L0594 — Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company was incorporated as an automobile manufacturer on June 16, 1903. The articles of incorporation were drawn up and signed in the office of Alexander Y. Malcolmson, who operated a coal yard once located on this site. Henry Ford gave . . . — Map (db m33525) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — 71 — Fort LernoultRegistered Michigan Historic Site
This marks the site of the southwest bastion of Fort Lernoult. It was here, on July 11, 1796, that the American flag was first flown over Detroit. the fort was built by the British in 1778-79 to protect Detroit against possible attack by George . . . — Map (db m21736) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — 27 — Fort PontchartrainMichigan Registered Historic Site
The first permanent French settlement in the Detroit region was built on this site in 1701. The location was recommended by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, who wished to move the fur trade center south from Michilimackinac. Cadillac's plan was . . . — Map (db m21853) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L101 — Fort Street Presbyterian Church
Second Presbyterian Church was organized in 1849 by the Reverend Robert K. Kellogg and twenty-six charter members. The present limestone building, dedicated in 1855, was designed by Octavius and Albert Jordan in Gothic Revival style. Renamed in 1859 . . . — Map (db m91345) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0182 — Fort Wayne
No hostile shots have ever been fired from this star-shaped fort built in the 1840s to guard against a British invasion from Canada which never came. This third bastion to protect the river approach to the city was named for General "Mad" Anthony . . . — Map (db m14292) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0224 — Frederick Douglass - John Brown meeting
In the home of William Webb, 200 feet north of this spot, two famous American's met several Detroit Negro residents on March 12, 1859, to discuss methods of abolishing American Negro slavery. John Brown (1800-1859), fiery antislavery leader, . . . — Map (db m82809) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0464 — Gabriel Richard
Father Gabriel Jacques Richard, S. S., (1767-1832) -- pastor, educator and public servant -- arrived in Detroit in 1798. In 1802 he became the pastor of Ste. Anne Church. He brought a printing press to the area and in 1809 printed Michigan's first . . . — Map (db m14879) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Gen. O. M. Poe Post No. 433
1923. This tablet is dedicated to Gen. O. M. Poe Post No. 433, Grand Army of the Republic, by its auxiliary, Gen. Poe Woman's Relief Corps No. 8. "Not for selfish gain or applause, but for honor and the glory of the cause they did that which will . . . — Map (db m26657) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — General Casimir Pulaski1748-1779
This monument to General Casimir Pulaski, who on Oct. 11, 1779 gave his life at Savannah, Georgia, in the cause of America independence, is a gift to the city of Detroit from the Central Citizens Committee in behalf of 400,000 Americans of Polish . . . — Map (db m21877) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0452 — George DeBaptiste Homesite
George DeBaptiste, a long-time Mason, and one of Detroit's most active and impassioned black community leaders, lived on this site during the 1850s and 60s. Born in Virginia about 1815, he moved to Madison, Indiana in 1838 and became involved in the . . . — Map (db m14479) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — 473 — Germantown
Fleeing political unrest in their homeland, Germans began arriving in Detroit during the 1830s. Lured by state of Michigan recruiting pamphlets, German musicians, teachers and professionals joined increasing numbers of immigrants in Detroit. By . . . — Map (db m42263) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Glimpses of Detroit's Riverfront HistorySt. Aubin Park Riverwalk
Stone 1: St. Aubin Park Riverwalk Glimpses of Detroit's Riverfront History This walk made possible by: Friends of Partners Detroit Recreation Department Dedicated July 1969 Stone 2: The Many Names of . . . — Map (db m33975) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Grand Army of the Republic
There are now forty-eight reasons why we will always remember the Grand Army of the Republic. Erected by Department of Michigan, Woman's Relief Corps, auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. Dedicated November, 1948. — Map (db m26656) WM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Grand Army of the Republic Building
Memorial to the Soldiers and Sailors of 1861-1865 — Map (db m14144) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Henry the HatterMichigan Centennial Business
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Henry the Hatter. Founded in 1893, for more than 100 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for contributing to the economic growth and . . . — Map (db m42316) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L1037 — Hilberry Theatre
This structure was completed in 1917 for the First Church of Christ, Scientist. Field, Hinchman and Smith - predecessor to the architectural firm of Smith, Hinchman and Grylls - designed it in a Classical Roman Ionic style. In 1961 Wayne State . . . — Map (db m84482) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — 504 — James A. Bailey
Circus entrepreneur James A. McGinnis was born near this site on July 4, 1847. At fourteen he joined a circus and adopted the name "Bailey". Developing a striking talent for advertising and management, he bought the Cooper & Bailey Shows which . . . — Map (db m90963) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L1565 — Lewis College of Business
This Colonial Revival structure was built in 1910 for James F. Murphy, Treasurer of the Murphy Chair Company and a future director of the Murphy-Potter Company. In 1941 it became the office of the Lewis College of Business. Violet T. Lewis had . . . — Map (db m84637) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S514 — Mackenzie House
This 1895 Queen Anne style house, designed by Malcolmson & Higginbotham, was the home of David Mackenzie. Educator, scholar, and humanitarian, Mackenzie fostered higher education for Detroit students. While principal of Central High School, then . . . — Map (db m84284) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — HB11 — Mariners' Church
In 1842, according to the will of Julia Ann Anderson, Mariners' Church was organized to serve the spiritual needs of Great Lakes seamen. Anderson had come to Detroit in 1818 with her husband, John, a brevet lieutenant colonel with the U.S. . . . — Map (db m42295) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S074 — Michigan's First Capitol/Capitol Union School

Michigan's First Capitol At noon on September 22, 1823, citizens and dignitaries joined a Masonic procession to place the cornerstone for the capitol of the Michigan Territory on this site. The red brick building, designed by Obed Walt, . . . — Map (db m91622) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S592 — Motown
Side 1 The "Motown Sound" was created on this site from 1959 to 1972. The company was started with an $800 loan from the savings club of the Bertha and Berry Gordy, Sr., family. Originally called Tamla Records, the company's first national . . . — Map (db m84958) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Music Hall
Originally called the Wilson Theatre, this building was completed in 1928 with funds provided by Matilda Wilson (Mrs. Alfred G.), William E. Kapp of Smith, Hinchman & Grylls, an architectural firm whose works dominated the city's skyline of the . . . — Map (db m91730) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L485 — Omega Psi Phi
This Victorian structure built in the early 1890s houses the Detroit chapter of the first national Greek letter fraternity established at a Negro University. Omega Psi Phi was founded in 1911 at Howard University in Washington D.C. The Greek letters . . . — Map (db m84636) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Perry's Victory
Perry's Victory in Lake Erie Sept. 18, 1813 — Map (db m14365) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Peter Wetherill Stroh
Peter Wetherill Stroh (1927-2002) was a Detroit business leader, civic activist and philanthropist. A great grandson of the founder of The Stroh Brewery Company, he became Chairman and CEO of the family business while at the same time maintaining a . . . — Map (db m33469) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0658 — Ransom Eli Olds
In Lansing, on August 21, 1897, Ransom E. Olds (1864 - 1950) founded the Olds Motor Vehicle Company, the precursor to Oldsmobile. He produced four vehicles that year. In 1899, Olds relocated to Detroit, opening the Olds Motor Works on West Jefferson . . . — Map (db m14362) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S563 — Robert Pauli Scherer
Robert Pauli Scherer (1906-1960) was a native of Detroit and a graduate of Detroit's public schools. In 1930, at the age of twenty-four, he invented the rotary die encapsulation machine in a workshop located in the basement of this structure. The . . . — Map (db m84640) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S. S. Edmund Fitzgerald1958 - 1975
The flagship of the Oglesbay-Norton fleet sailed for 6,857 days on the Great Lakes carrying iron ore to feed the steel mills of Michigan and Ohio. She was built at the Great Lakes Engineering Works at River Rouge, Michigan- Nine miles west of here. . . . — Map (db m37159) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L332 — Scarab Club
Founded in 1907, the Scarab Club is one of Michigan's oldest arts organizations. Originally called the Hopkin Club after Detroit marine painter Robert Hopkin, it was renamed in 1913. The scarab, an Egyptian symbol of rebirth, represents the clubs . . . — Map (db m84639) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S552C — Shrine Circus
Near this site, on February 26, 1906, some 3,000 spectators watched the nation's first Shrine Circus. Detroit's Moslem Shrine temple's one-ring show was the beginning of a major fund-raising venture for Shrine temples throughout the country. In 1907 . . . — Map (db m23804) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
Erected by the people of Michigan in honor of the martyrs who fell and the heroes who fought in defense of liberty and union. — Map (db m26658) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines
In memory of our Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines — Map (db m26651) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Spirit of Detroit
The inscription on the symbol wall is from II Corinthians, 3:17 "Now the Lord is that spirit and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty." The sculpture by Marshall Fredericks was designed to continue the thought conveyed by the . . . — Map (db m42317) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — 333 — St. Albertus Church
Polish immigrants arrived in Detroit as early as the 1850s, but not until the Reverend Simon Wieczorek founded St. Albertus Roman Catholic Parish in 1872, did their community have a center. In 1885 the present Gothic Revival building replaced the . . . — Map (db m67632) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L0686A — St. Mary's Church
St. Mary's parish was founded by Father Martin Kundig in 1835 for the German-speaking Catholics in Detroit and is the third oldest Catholic parish in the city. The cornerstone for the original church was laid on the feast of Corpus Christi, June 19, . . . — Map (db m92850) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — 536 — State Savings Bank
Completed in 1900, this is Michigan's preeminent example of design by the internationally renowned architects, McKim, Mead and White of New York. The three-story Neoclassical structure features a white marble exterior with bronze window units. Among . . . — Map (db m42265) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Statue of Abraham Lincoln
Let man be free. — Map (db m26788) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0464 — Ste. Anne Church
On July 26, 1701, two days after his arrival, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, founder of Detroit, built a chapel dedicated to Ste. Anne, patron saint of New France. Father Francois Vaillant, a Jesuit, and Father Nicholas Constantine Delhalle, a . . . — Map (db m14878) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S303 — Stearns Telephone
On September 22, 1877, a Bell telephone was installed on this site in the drugstore operated by Frederick Stearns. An iron wire strung along the rooftops connected the store with the Stearns laboratory a half mile away at the foot of Fifth Street. . . . — Map (db m91388) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — 70 — The Battle of Bloody RunMichigan Registered Historic Site
Near this site, in late July 1763, the British and Indians fought the fiercest battle of Chief Pontiac's uprising. As Captain James Dalyell led about 260 soldiers across Parent's Creek, the Indians launched a surprise attack which devastated the . . . — Map (db m21846) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — The Black Presence in Detroit
This hallowed land was early Detroit. First came the Indians, then Cadillac and French settlers with their Black and Indian slaves. These early Blacks were French speaking Catholics with French names. History recorded that our first Black inhabitant . . . — Map (db m33483) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — The Cadillac Convoy / Le Convoi de Cadillac
(English side) The Cadillac Convoy In recognition of the courage, perseverance and expertise of the French-Canadians who brought Antoine de Lamothe Cadillac to establish the first permanent settlement at Le Détroit du Lac Érié. . . . — Map (db m33687) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S450 — The Detroit News
On August 23, 1873 James E. Scripps began publishing The Evening News, one of the first popular, low-priced evening newspapers in Michigan. The News specialized in short, local, human interest stories. Resolutely independent, it has . . . — Map (db m91352) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — The First Capitol Building in Michigan
This corner stone of Michigan's First capitol building was laid September 22, 1823 and the structure was completed five years later. It housed the county courts for a time and later was given over to legislative sessions. The building was burned on . . . — Map (db m91624) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — The First Theater in Michigan
This tablet marks the site of the first theatre in Michigan. In the top story of a government warehouse on this site, in the year 1819, was located Michigan’s first theatre. Amateur performances were given by officers stationed at Fort . . . — Map (db m41849) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — The Gateway to FreedomEd Dwight - Sculptor
Until Emancipation, Detroit and the Detroit River community served as the gateway to freedom for thousands of African American people escaping enslavement. Detroit was one of the largest terminals of the Underground Railroad, a network of . . . — Map (db m33459) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S473 — The Harmonie Club
Detroit's oldest musical association, the Harmonie Society, was founded in 1849 by German immigrants who wished to meet and sing Lieder (German art songs). The society's first building, Harmonie Hall, was constructed in 1874 at the corner of . . . — Map (db m42262) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — The Iron Brigade / The Twenty-Fourth Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment
(side 1) The Iron Brigade The Iron Brigade became one of the most celebrated military units of the American Civil War (1861-1865). It was composed of five volunteer infantry regiments (2nd, 6th & 7th Wisconsin, 19th Indiana, and . . . — Map (db m42264) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0515 — The Landing of Cadillac / Le débarquement de Cadillac
The Landing of Cadillac (English side) After departing Montreal June 5, 1701, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac and his convoy of 25 canoes sailed down this river and on the evening of July 23 camped 16 miles below the present city of Detroit on . . . — Map (db m33522) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S646 — The Salvation Army
Founded by William Booth in London, England. The Salvation Army came to Michigan in 1883. When organizing the Detroit corps in 1887 Captain Fink wrote to her British superiors: "This is the Metropolis of Michigan … a beautiful city, but oh, the sin . . . — Map (db m23805) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L358 — Thompson Home
This Victorian structure was completed in 1884. It was named for wealthy Detroit businessman David Thompson. In his will Thompson instructed his wife Mary to use part of his estate to found a charitable institution. She commissioned George DeWitt . . . — Map (db m84419) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — HB11 — U.S. Topographical Engineers
When Michigan became a state in 1837, the Detroit office of the U.S. Topographical Engineers was headquartered on this site. The topographical engineers helped transform Michigan from a wilderness into a prosperous state. They also played a vital . . . — Map (db m42294) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S72 — University of Michigania
The Catholepistemiad, or university, of Michigania resided in a building near this site from 1818 to 1837. Conceived of by the Reverend John Montieth, Father Gabriel Richard and Judge Augustus Woodward, the university was established by territorial . . . — Map (db m23662) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Veterans' Memorial Building
The Veterans Memorial Building, completed in 1950, stands as a monument to those Detroiters who gave their lives and services in war for our country. It was the first of the civic center’s buildings to be erected. The soaring carved marble eagle . . . — Map (db m42266) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — 242 — War of 1812 DeadRegistered Michigan Historic Site
Hardship struck soon after American troops regained Detroit on Sept. 29, 1813, during the War of 1812. Soldiers' quarters were lacking, and food supplies became desperately short. Then a disease resembling cholera broke out among the soldiers. By . . . — Map (db m21745) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — 116 — Wayne State University
Here in the Central High building completed in 1896 was founded in 1917 Detroit Junior College, from which grew a College of Liberal Arts. It united with other colleges, some begun here and some bearing notable histories in other parts of the city, . . . — Map (db m84262) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Woodward Avenue Cultural Heritage TourCampus Martius
In the earliest days of Detroit, Campus Martius, which means "military ground," served as a drill ground for militia. When Judge Augustus Woodward created his street plan for Detroit in 1807, he began at Campus Martius.

Campus Martius . . . — Map (db m91452) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Garden City — L0041 — A Nankin Pioneer
On May 10, 1825, Marcus Swift, from Palmyra, N. Y., bought the northwest corner of Section 11 in Nankin Township from the United States government. He was the first to own land now part of Garden City. The Swift family's log cabin overlooked the . . . — Map (db m33765) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Gibralter — S100 — Battle of Brownstown
In this vicinity on Aug. 5, 1812, six weeks after the outbreak of war, an Indian force, led by the famous Shawnee chief, Tecumseh, ambushed about 200 Americans under Major Thomas Van Horne who were on the way south to the River Raisin. There, . . . — Map (db m27572) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Gibralter — War of 1812 Memorial
[First Tablet, Lower Tablet Facing East]: War of 1812 Memorial Dedicated on Aug. 5, 2006 Original monument was dedicated In 1908 at W. Jefferson Ave. Near Gibraltar Road by Dr. Hal C. Wyman Moved in 1958-1959 to . . . — Map (db m27819) WM
Michigan (Wayne County), Hamtramck — S252 — Colonel John Francis Hamtramck
John Francis Hamtramck was a native of Canada who dedicated his life to the new American nation. Born in 1756, Hamtramck fought in the American Revolution. He distinguished himself during and after the war fighting both Indian and British forces. In . . . — Map (db m86443) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Hamtramck — L2189 — Saint Florian Church / Saint Florian Historic District
Saint Florian Church Saint Florian Parish was founded in 1907 to serve the Detroit area's rapidly expanding Polish Catholic community. By the 1920s Saint Florian was the second largest Catholic parish in Detroit, and it required a larger . . . — Map (db m86442) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Hamtramck — L2188 — The Dodge Brothers / Dodge Main
The Dodge Brothers John (1864-1920) and Horace (1868-1920) Dodge grew up in Niles, Michigan. During the late nineteenth century they worked as machinists at the Murphy Boiler Works in Detroit and at the Dominion Typograph Company in Windsor, . . . — Map (db m86444) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Lincoln Park — L728 — Council Point / Pontiac's Council
Council Point On April 27, 1763, Obwandiyag, an Odawa who was also called Pontiac, assembled a council of warriors from various tribes near this site. He urged them to fight to maintain control of their land and their way of life. For more . . . — Map (db m88332) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Lincoln Park — Council Point Park
Near this spot in April, 1763, the great Ottowa chieftain, Pontiac, presided over one of the largest Indian councils ever held in the Great Lakes region. Thousands of Indians met here to plan an attack on Fort Detroit, as part of an ambitious plan . . . — Map (db m88492) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Lincoln Park — Council Point Park
Near this spot in April 1763, the great Ottowa chieftain Pontiac presided over one of the largest Indian councils ever held in the Great Lakes region. Thousands of Indians met here to plan an attack on Fort Detroit as part of an ambitious plan to . . . — Map (db m88624) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Lincoln Park — L2156 — Lincoln Park Post Office
The 1938 Lincoln Park Post Office was the first non-branch post office in this Detroit suburb. Erected by the United States Treasury Department, the building marked Lincoln Park's coming of age as a city with a large enough population to warrant its . . . — Map (db m87156) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Livonia — George A. Custer U.S. Army Reserve Center
Dedicated in memory of Major General George A. Custer 1839-1876 Distinguished soldier from the state of Michigan was graduated from U.S. Military Academy 1861 He, with 264 officers and men of the Seventh U.S. Calvary, was killed in action . . . — Map (db m26787) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Livonia — L0139 — Joshua Simmons Farm
In 1824 Joshua Simmons of Bristol, New York, obtained a patent from the federal government for 160 acres of land in Livonia Township. Simmons and his wife, Hannah, were among the township's earliest white settlers. Their first home was a log shanty, . . . — Map (db m34973) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Livonia — L261 — Wilson Barn
This barn was constructed in 1919 on the burnt-out foundation of an earlier structure built about 1888. It is a fine example of an increasingly rare bank barn style. Here, on the farm owned and operated by his family since 1847, Ira Wilson built a . . . — Map (db m78987) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Melvindale — L25 — Reves-Wilhelm Cemetery
In this small cemetery are buried members of a pioneer family that settled this land in the 1820's. Many descendants still live in this area. Here lies Peter Wilhelm, who in 1827 or 1829 acquired Private Claim 49, an old French ribbon farm whose . . . — Map (db m85941) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Northville — L1665 — First Presbyterian Church of Northville
In 1829 former members of the Farmington Church organized this church, originally named the First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth. In 1835-1836 a frame church was built here on land donated by D. L. Cady. A New England-inspired brick church opened . . . — Map (db m51906) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Northville — L1427 — Mill Race Historical Village
Side 1 In 1827, John Miller built a grist mill on this site. The structure was replaced by the Northville Mills in 1847. In 1919 mill owner Donald P. Yerkes sold the site to Henry Ford who razed the structure and built a valve factory across . . . — Map (db m68219) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — L0874 — Baker House
Henry W. Baker (1833-1920) built this Italianate style house in 1875. Born in Richmond, New York, Baker had moved to this area while still a boy. As a young man, he worked as a photographer, a merchant and a lumberman. At the age of forty-nine, he . . . — Map (db m33078) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — 637 — Plymouth
The village of Plymouth was settled in 1825, incorporated in 1867, and became a city in 1932. The Lord Mayor of Plymouth, England, came here in 1967 to celebrate the centennial of Plymouth, Michigan's incorporation as a village. He and his aides . . . — Map (db m33098) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — 18 — Rose of AberloneMichigan Legal Milestone
T.C. Sherwood, president of Plymouth National Bank, contracted in 1886 with Hiram Walker of Walkerville, Ontario for the purchase of a cow, Rose 2d of Aberlone. Both parties believed that Rose was barren and would not breed, and that mistake led to . . . — Map (db m62359) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Plymouth — The Wilcox House
This is the site of a Plymouth Landmark, the Wilcox House, built in 1903 by William Markham, inventor of the BB Gun and the co-founder of the Daisy Air Rifle Co. George and Harriet Wilcox purchased it in 1911 and here raised their three children, . . . — Map (db m33070) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Redford Township — L1826 — Redford Township School District No. 9
In 1874, Redford Township School District No. 9 bought an acre of land from Eugenius and Abigail Hodge and erected this school. Named Beech School, it served the Beech Park settlement that sprang up here adjacent to the Detroit, Lansing & Lake . . . — Map (db m86570) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), River Rouge — Civil War /Spanish War /World War
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Michigan (Wayne County), River Rouge — 43 — River Rouge War Memorial
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Michigan (Wayne County), Rockwood — 8725 — Hull's Trace
Side A In April 1812, as the United States prepared for a possible war with Great Britain, Michigan Territorial Governor William Hull, became the commander of the Army of the Northwest. His first task was to lead his army from Dayton, Ohio, . . . — Map (db m94084) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Taylor — Coan Lake
Coan Lake was constructed in the fall of 1988. The lake is 3 acres, with a depth of nine to eighteen feet. The property the lake sits on was once known as the Schoncheck Farm. Stocked with a variety of fish, it provides a passive setting for a . . . — Map (db m94796) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Taylor — Fitz's Caboose
John J. Fitzpatrick was one of Michigan's great legislators from 1948 to 1966. This caboose has been given to Heritage Park by his family to all who use it will remember him. The City of Taylor appreciates the effort of Congressman John Dingell in . . . — Map (db m95366) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Taylor — Hand Train Station
Hand Train Station was named after George E. Hand, a German immigrant. In 1876 a rail line was constructed through Taylor and the train station was built near what is now Ecourse and Telegraph Roads. Hand Corners, as it became known, and nearby . . . — Map (db m94862) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Taylor — Heritage Park Road System
These roadways, pathways and parking lots were built by Taylor's Public Works and Parks employees. If not for our dedicated employees and generous gift of $200,00 in material from the Edward C. Levy Co., this project, would not have been possible. — Map (db m95119) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Taylor — Taylor Heritage School
This building was constructed in 1882 as a catechism room for St. John's Lutheran Church. In early days, the German language was used in the school. It was purchased by the City and moved here in 1989. The Taylor Historical Society restored it in . . . — Map (db m95365) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Taylor — L1740 — Taylor Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery
The Taylor Methodist Episcopal congregation built the first church in Taylor Township in 1882 on land donated by Marlin H.H. and Rachel Coan for a church and cemetery. Platted in 1884, this cemetery originated as the church's burial ground. At that . . . — Map (db m94604) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Taylor — L1487 — Taylor Township Cemetery
This cemetery is the oldest of the city's three municipal burial grounds. More than half of the graves date from the nineteenth century. William Sutcliffe donated the land for a cemetery in 1819. Some of Taylor's earliest settlers are buried here as . . . — Map (db m95116) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Taylor — The Greenwald Herkimer House
The Greenwald-Herkimer House was built in the early 1900's by Frank and Ann Greenwald. The gingerbread trim is indicative of farmhouses of the period. The house once stood on the west side of Pardee Road near Eureka and was occupied until 1988. The . . . — Map (db m94835) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Taylor — The Log Cabin
Taylor's oldest existing home was built circa 1850 near what is now Pennsylvania Road between Telegraph and Beech Daly. Andrew and Elizabeth Strong and their children were the first family to live in the house. It was constructed on timbers atop a . . . — Map (db m94613) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Taylor — The Sell/Schonsheck House
The Sell/Schonsheck House, standing in its original location, was built circa 1900 by George W. Sell. The Sell family moved to Taylor in 1871 and farmed eighty acres of land. The produce was shipped by horse-drawn wagon to the Wyandotte market. . . . — Map (db m94615) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Taylor — Town Hall
Marker 1 (in front of the Town Hall) In 1847 Taylor became an independent township named after General Zachary Taylor who later became president. Taylor's first Township Hall was built in 1886 and housed the services of the Township Board, . . . — Map (db m94612) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Taylor — Water-Powered Mill
The Waterwheel, invented centuries ago, was the first mechanical device used to harness power. It even powered early Ford manufacturing plants in this region. Gristmills were used to make various flours and cornmeal. Sawmills were used to produce . . . — Map (db m94894) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Taylor — West Mound Church
Built by German settlers in 1882, this church was located on Eureka Road across from what is now Southland Shopping Center. Formerly known as West Mound United Methodist Church, it was donated to the City of Taylor and moved to Heritage Park in 1994 . . . — Map (db m94611) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Trenton — S0199 — Battle of Monguagon
On August 9, 1812, a force of about 600 American troops, regulars and militia, moved down the River Road in an attempt to reach Frenchtown (Monroe) and bring back supplies needed desperately by the Americans in Detroit. At a point that cannot now be . . . — Map (db m14349) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Wayne — L2053 — First Congregational Church
On August 20, 1848, the Reverend James S. Kidder and nine members chartered the First Congregational Church of Wayne. Later that year, a Congregational society was formed. The two organizations worked as one body, but were separate, looking to the . . . — Map (db m79329) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Wayne — S296 — Johnson's Tavern
In 1824 George M. Johnson purchased eighty acres of land from the government and erected a log tavern at this location, a days journey from Detroit. Stephen G. Simmons bought the tavern from Johnson in 1825 and operated it until he was hanged for . . . — Map (db m79302) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Wayne — L1347 — Old Wayne Village Hall
Since 1878 the Old Wayne Village Hall has served as the center of civic affairs in Wayne. It is one of the few surviving Second Empire style buildings in Wayne County. The first meeting of the village took place on April 20, 1869. In the following . . . — Map (db m79330) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Westland — L426 — Chief Tonquish Burial Site
Chief Tonquish and his son are buried nearby. Chief Tonquish led a band of Potawatomi Indians in this area in the early nineteenth century. In 1819, a series of clashes between these Indians and pioneers in the vicinity culminated in the death of a . . . — Map (db m87697) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Westland — L1578 — Cooper School
The first Cooper School, known officially as Nankin District No. 1 School, was built around 1837 on a farm owned by Gilbert Cooper at the southwest corner of present-day Ann Arbor Trail and Middlebelt Road. The Coopers were Nankin Township pioneers . . . — Map (db m33883) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Westland — S699 — Eloise Poorhouse/Hospital
(Front): In 1839 Wayne County purchased the Black Horse Tavern, a stagecoach stop, Located here on the Chicago road, for use as a poorhouse. Early on the poorhouse accepted not only the county's indigent, but the infirm and mentally ill as . . . — Map (db m14290) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Westland — S730 — Norwayne Subdivision
Side 1 In 1942, the National Housing Agency designed and built the Norwayne Subdivision to provide rental housing for nearby WWII defense factory workers. It cost $12 million dollars and was then the largest public housing project in the . . . — Map (db m79300) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Westland — L0423 — Perrinsville
The village of Perrinsville was established as a small commercial center during the 1830s. Abraham and Isaac Perrin started a successful sawmill where Merriman Road now crosses the Middle Rouge. Several businesses sprang up and the community became . . . — Map (db m33774) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Westland — L1996 — Perrinsville School
Perrinsville began with a sawmill established by Abraham and Isaac Perrin around 1832. During the next century three one-room schools served area children. The first, a wooden school, was erected in 1833 on the Marcus Swift farm. A second, larger . . . — Map (db m33766) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Wyandotte — John Eberts House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m66350) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Wyandotte — Marx Home
Built in 1862 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m66349) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Wyandotte — The Wyandot Indians
The Wyandot were a North American Indian people descended from the aboriginal inhabitants of the Ontario Peninsula, between present day Niagara, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. The ancient name for more than a dozen Iriquoian speaking tribes of this . . . — Map (db m66259) HM
Michigan (Wayne County), Wyandotte — Wyandotte Purple Heart Memorial
The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten Calvin Coolidge Map (db m66348) WM
Michigan (Wayne County), Wyandotte — Wyandotte Vietnam Memorial
Rest easy, sleep well my brothers. Know the line has held, your job is done. Rest easy, sleep well. Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held. Peace, peace. and farewell... Richard Hollingsworth Jan. 9, 1966 • Christopher Johnson June . . . — Map (db m66346) WM
Michigan (Wayne County), Wyandotte — Wyandotte World War I Memorial
Erected by the Citizens of Wyandotte in Memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great World War 1914 - 1918 Edward C. Headman • Oscar H. Pietraschke • Herbert E. Czaddach • Boleslaw Gutowski • Samuel J. Frankhouse • Joseph A. . . . — Map (db m66345) WM
Michigan (Wayne County), Wyandotte — Wyandotte World War II Memorial
In Memoriam Dedicated by the citizens of Wyandotte in grateful memory of those of this community who gave the last full measure of devotion in the cause of freedom Abbate, Vincent G. • Amo, Glenn Joseph • Assenmacher, Frank G. • Barber, William . . . — Map (db m66347) WM

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