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Ferndale in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Crow's Nest

 
 
The Crow's Nest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 25, 2017
1. The Crow's Nest Marker
Inscription.  A Ferndale landmark, the Crow's Nest served as an early traffic signal at this intersection of Nine Mile and Woodward Avenue. The structure was created to hold policemen high above heavy traffic to direct traffic in a safe environment. The Crow's Nest was removed in 1928 during the widening of Woodward and the advent of the electric traffic signal. This sculpture represents the historical significance of the Crow's Nest to Woodward Avenue and Ferndale.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
 
Location. 42° 27.642′ N, 83° 8.079′ W. Marker is in Ferndale, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Woodward Avenue (State Highway 1) and Nine Mile Road. Marker is in the sidewalk on the median of Woodward Avenue on the north side of Nine Mile Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ferndale MI 48220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Deputy Albert Anderson (here, next to this marker); The Inter-Urban Railcar - Detroit United Railway (here, next to this marker); From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry
The Crow's Nest image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 25, 2017
2. The Crow's Nest
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(here, next to this marker); In Memory of Vincent Chin (here, next to this marker); The Badder Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Professional Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lux Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ferndale Center Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ferndale.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 17, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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