Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Corners of South University and East University Avenues
Over the next 25 years, the neighborhood changed dramatically as buildings filled the original 40-acre campus and expanded beyond. In 1904 the new Engineering Building with a pedestrian archway was added at this end of the diagonal walk. Houses on South University were replaced by Martha Cook dormitory for women in 1915 and by the Law Quadrangle in 1924. The site of the greenhouses became the athletic field for University High School (later the School of Education), built on East University in 1924. Ann Arbor's second apartment house, the Anberay, was built across the street the year before.
John MacGregor's grocery, the first commercial structure on this block, was built on this corner in 1908. Eight years later shops lined both sides of South University as far as the next corner. Houses on East University (far right in the panorama) were replaced in 1923 by the East Engineering Building.
Photos courtesy of Bob MacGregor, Marjorie O'Brien, and the Bentley Historical Library
Erected by Ann Arbor Historic District Commission.
Location. 42° 16.517′ N, 83° 44.143′ W. Marker is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South University Avenue and East University Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 South University Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Social and Political Change on South University (within shouting distance of this marker); Engineering at Michigan (within shouting distance of this marker); The Denison Archway (within shouting distance of this marker); East University Avenue Campus Boundary (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Michigan Summer Symposium in Theoretical Physics (about 500 feet away); First Medical Buildings (about 600 feet away); William L. Clements Library (about 600 feet away); Martha Cook Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ann Arbor.
Also see . . . SITE 15: WALL DISPLAY : The Corners of South University and East University Avenues. (Submitted on October 18, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 18, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.