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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 42° 19.302′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13615 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn MI 48126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dearborn City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Dearborn City Hall Complex / Orville L. Hubbard (within shouting distance of this marker); Dearborn War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Neighborhood (about 500 feet away); Dedicated to Christopher Columbus (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fordson High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Ford Rotunda (approx. 0.6 miles away); Henry Ford Birthplace (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 29 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.