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Livonia in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Detroit United Railway Waiting Room

Built circa 1900's • Moved 1976 • Opened 1982

 
 
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Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 11, 2020
1. The Detroit United Railway Waiting Room Marker
Inscription.  
In 1897, the construction of an interurban line was proposed between Wayne, Plymouth, and Northville. The interurban began serving the Newburg area in 1909. The line ran between Wayne and Northville, making stops at Newburg and Plymouth. Several types of cars were used on the line.

The track turned at the corner of Ann Arbor Trail and Newburg until 1912, when it was moved to curve behind the A.J. Geer Store. This improvement rounded the curve to prevent car derailments. The D.U.R. went bankrupt in 1925 and service ended in 1927.

This building is part of the Newburg Intersection

The D.U.R. Waiting Room was originally located on Ann Arbor Trail, just west of Newburg in Section 31.
 
Erected by City of Livonia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
 
Location. 42° 26.288′ N, 83° 25′ W. Marker is in Livonia, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from Newburgh Road south of Eight Mile Road, on the right when traveling
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Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 11, 2020
2. Far left images
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south. Marker is in Historic Greenmead [park], about 0.1 mile from Newburgh Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20501 Newburgh Road, Livonia MI 48152, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bungalow (a few steps from this marker); Friends Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); A.J. Geer Store (within shouting distance of this marker); The Newburg Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Alexander Blue House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Newburg School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Shaw House (about 300 feet away); The Cranson-Hinbern House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Livonia.
 
Also see . . .  Explore the Buildings. (Submitted on June 18, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
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Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 11, 2020
3. Near left image
Plymouth Division of the Detroit United Railway
Drawn by R.F. Radway with information from Richard Andrews
Not to Scale
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Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 11, 2020
4. Near right images
Top: 'Along the Trolley Line' - Ice House Curve between Northville & Plymouth
Bottom: The D.U.R. sat in disrepair for years before being purchased by the Historical Society
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Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 11, 2020
5. Far right images
Top: A train car pulling into the Newburg Station circa 1926
Bottom: 'Along the Trolley Line' - "Phoenix Tunnel" between Northville & Plymouth
The Detroit United Railway Waiting Room and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 11, 2020
6. The Detroit United Railway Waiting Room and Marker
The Detroit United Railway Waiting Room image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 11, 2020
7. The Detroit United Railway Waiting Room
Historic Greenmead sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 11, 2020
8. Historic Greenmead sign
Sign on the west side of Newburgh Road for the historic village.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 18, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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Oct. 7, 2022