Northville in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Two Tracks in Town
Northville's Electric Streetcars
There were two electric streetcar lines into Northville
from Detroit, both built in 1899. One traveled on track through Farmington, along Eight Mile Road and down Griswold Street. The other came through Plymouth, up Northville Road and along a wood viaduct over Argo Millpond where the Main Street curve is now. Both stopped at an express office at the corner of Main Street and Griswold Street before traveling up Main Street to the intersection with Center Street. Passengers waiting at an office on Center Street boarded either of the two streetcars for travel in two directions out of town.
You Auto Know
The elecctric streetcars were about 34 feet long and could hold up to 54 passengers.
Erected by MotorCities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area series list.
Location. 42° 25.87′ N, 83° 28.719′ W. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 East Main Street, Northville MI 48167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Northville Valve Plant (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Taking Flight (about 400 feet away); First Presbyterian Church of Northville (about 600 feet away); Roadside Refreshment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mill Race Historical Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); Detroit Edison Company Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Knapp Cemetery (approx. 1½ miles away); Colonel Samuel White / Samuel White Homestead (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northville.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 4, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.