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Pontiac in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Notable Neighbors

in the Franklin Boulevard Historic District

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
1. Notable Neighbors Marker
Inscription.  It was a mark of achievement to build a home on or near Franklin boulevard in the late 1800s. Lawyers, bankers, doctors and publishers lived along this beautiful "Boulevard of Roses." Here also were leaders in Pontiac's thriving carriage-making industry as it grew into one of the world's great automotive manufacturing centers. The Franklin Boulevard neighborhood was designated Pontiac's first historic district in 1983 to recognize its handsome homes and influential residents.
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Resident William Fisher and his brother Charles designed the Rapid Truck Company factory on Pontiac's south side.
 
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 38.106′ N, 83° 18.174′ W. Marker is in Pontiac, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on Franklin Boulevard near West Pike Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 66 Franklin Blvd, Pontiac MI 48341, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Notable Neighbors Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
2. Notable Neighbors Marker
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rapid Transformation (here, next to this marker); Building Bodies (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franklin Boulevard Historic District (about 600 feet away); Wessen & Bagley (approx. 0.3 miles away); Automobile Financing (approx. 0.4 miles away); Versatile Vehicles (approx. half a mile away); A Record Of Innovation (approx. half a mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pontiac.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 17 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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