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

Franklin Boulevard Historic District

 
 
Franklin Boulevard Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
1. Franklin Boulevard Historic District Marker
Inscription.  Built between 1845 and 1930, this neighborhood of 93 structures retains a turn-of-the-century appearance with its mix of Greek Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, Stick style and Colonial Revival architecture. During Michigan’s early period of industrial growth (1880-1920), prominent leaders of Michigan’s timber, mining, publishing, carriage and automobile industries made their homes in this area. Most notably, the 1848 Italian Villa style Myrick-Palmer House located at 2323 West Huron Street was home to Charles H. Palmer, a nineteenth-century educator and copper miner. Also significant was 269 West Huron Street, home to Oliver Leo Beaudette, whose father founded the O. J. Beaudette Body Company, believed to be the first to use metal on automobile bodies.
 
Erected 1986 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1307.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 42° 38.207′ 
Franklin Boulevard Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
2. Franklin Boulevard Historic District Marker
The house in the background is described on the marker (269 West Huron Street)
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N, 83° 18.17′ W. Marker is in Pontiac, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of West Huron Street and Franklin Boulevard, on the right on West Huron Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 269 West Huron St, Pontiac MI 48341, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Building Bodies (within shouting distance of this marker); Rapid Transformation (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Notable Neighbors (about 600 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. half a mile away); A Record Of Innovation (approx. half a mile away); Validation Testing (approx. half a mile away); Inspiration Road (approx. half a mile away); Molten Metal (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pontiac.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Franklin Boulevard Historic District image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 28, 2021
3. Franklin Boulevard Historic District
The house across from 269 West Huron, typical of the homes in the district.
 
 
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 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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