Hamtramck in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Tau Beta Community House
Tau Beta hired the Detroit architectural firm Smith, Hinchman and Grylls to design this 1928 building. The much larger space allowed for full-time doctors at medical and dental clinics, a gymnasium, an auditorium and a full-sized kitchen. By the 1950s, an increase in Hamtramck social service providers had reduced the need for Tau Beta’s services. In 1958, the women focused their efforts
Erected 2018 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan History Center. (Marker Number L2311.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Education. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
Location. 42° 23.602′ N, 83° 3.109′ W. Marker is in Hamtramck, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Hanley Street 0.1 miles west of Gallagher Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3056 Hanley St, Hamtramck MI 48212, 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. Hamtramck Stadium (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonel John Francis Hamtramck (approx. ¼ mile away); Hamtramck Veteran's Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The Dodge Brothers / Dodge Main (approx. ¼ mile away); Saint Florian Church / Saint Florian Historic DistrictSaint Francis Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); Poletown and Eminent Domain (approx. 0.4 miles away); Central Woodward Christian Church (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamtramck.
Also see . . . Tau Beta Association. Excerpt:
Tau Beta Association was founded in 1901 by four young high school women: Eloise Jenks, Hildegarde Meigs, Marian Stinchfield and Margaret Snow. Their first full-fledged project was in 1906 and consisted of a diet kitchen under the direction of the Visiting Nurses’ Association.(Submitted on May 28, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.