Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The President's House
Completed in the summer of 1840, this stucco-over-brick house was one of four dwellings built for professors after relocation of the University to Ann Arbor in 1837. It has been the University's chief official residence and the center of social life on the campus since the presidency of Henry Phillip Tappan (1852-1863). Remodeled on several occasions, particularly during the adminstration of James Burrill Angell (1871-1909) when the third floor was added, the President's House has served as the site for entertaining American presidents; distinguished visitors; and the literary, musical, and artistic great of the world.
Erected 1995 by History and Traditions Committee, University of Michigan. (Marker Number 1.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 42° 16.504′ N, 83° 44.3′ W. Marker is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is at the intersection of South University Avenue and Tappan Avenue, on the right when traveling west on South University Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 815 South University Avenue, Ann Arbor MI 48109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William L. Clements Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Martha Cook Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Law Quadrangle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Denison Archway (about 600 feet away); Engineering at Michigan (about 600 feet away); The Michigan Union and the Peace Corps (about 600 feet away); The Central Forty and The Diag (about 600 feet away); The Michigan Ross Bur Oak (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ann Arbor.
Also see . . . The President's House at the University of Michigan. Photographic essay about the President's House and the changes made to it over the years. (Submitted on November 14, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.