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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Adrian in Lenawee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Spirit of Cooperation

Spirit of Cooperation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, April 8, 2017
1. Spirit of Cooperation Marker
The Adrian Kiwanis Club and the City of Adrian have a rich history of working together to make Adrian a better community. With the assistance of the City in site selection, and through significant public support, the Kiwanis Riverview Terrace, a housing facility for the elderly was opened in 1972.

The Kiwanis Club financially supported the drives in the 1960's and 1970's to construct the community pool and the ice rink at Riverside Park. Kiwanis was a principal supporter on both projects providing $10,000 donations to each. Adrian Kiwanis and the City of Adrian worked together in the creation of the Stubnitz Center at Heritage Park. Later Kiwanis funded the construction of the soccer fields there. They also partnered to establish the Catherine Cobb Women's Shelter.

Adrian Kiwanis purchased property near the corner of Church and Maumee Streets where the circular fountain is now located. This land was added to Wolverton Park and renamed Comstock Park.

Kiwanis helped the City purchase land to create Trestle Park. The City could not use Fee Estate money for land purchase, only for beautification. They also
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teamed together to negotiate purchase of the right of way that created the Kiwanis Trail.

In 2015 the City and Kiwanis again joined forces to create this Ted Durst Kiwanis Gateway Park, the Gateway to the Kiwanis Trail and a fitting tribute to a long-time Kiwanian. The City of Adrian and the Adrian Kiwanis Club continue to work in unison as they strive for Adrian's betterment and beautification.
Erected 2015.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1972.
Location. 41° 53.986′ N, 84° 2.481′ W. Marker is in Adrian, Michigan, in Lenawee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Maumee Street (Business Highway 223) and West Church Street (Business U.S. 223), on the right when traveling west on West Maumee Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Adrian MI 49221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History of the Adrian Kiwanis Club (a few steps from this marker); History of Kiwanis Trail and Trestle Park (a few steps from this marker); The First House Built in Adrian (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Adrian's Prominent Leaders (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cooley Law Office (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Spirit of Cooperation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, April 8, 2017
2. Spirit of Cooperation Marker
This marker is the one on the right edge of the cement circle.
Frank Navin & The Detroit Tigers (approx. ¼ mile away); Professional Baseball in Adrian (approx. ¼ mile away); Adrian & The Republican Party (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Adrian.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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