Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Schaefer Building
Art Drawing Commerce
The intersection of Michigan Avenue and Schaefer Road
has been important in metropolitan Detroit's history. In its early days it was a rest stop on the road between Detroit and Chicago. Joseph Schaefer built the Six Mile House tavern at the northeast corner in 1864; it operated for more than 50 years. On the same spot, his son John built the beautiful Art Deco-Style Schaefer Building in 1930. It solidified the Michigan/Schaefer area's importance as one of Michigan's largest business districts outside downtown Detroit at the time.
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Schaefer Building architect Louis Kamper also designed other prominent Detroit buildings, including the Book Cadillac Hotel in 1924 and the Book Tower in 1926.
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° 19.302′ N, 83° 10.567′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Schaefer Road and Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12), on the right when traveling south on Schaefer Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13615 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn MI 48126, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Dearborn City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Dearborn City Hall Complex / Orville L. Hubbard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Neighborhood (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fordson High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Ford Rotunda (approx. 0.6 miles away); Henry Ford Birthplace (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ford Rouge Plant (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Ford Rouge Plant (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on August 9, 2018, by Lawrence Schaefer Hayes of Johnson City, Tennessee. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 26, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.