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Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ideation Building

1983

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, July 10, 2021
1. Ideation Building Marker
Inscription.  
In the year 1900, the first building erected on this site was the two story office and residence of Victor C. Vaugh, M. D.

From 1905 thorugh the early part of the twentieth century the building was occupied by various Ann Arbor businesses, including a billiard parlor, a dry cleaner, a shoemaker, and a grocery store. Later tenants were dentists, physicians, a bakery, a barbershop and a drug store.

The building was destroyed by fire on February 11, 1934. Damages were estimated at $350,000. A new building was completed in 1955 and was occupied by dentists and teh Collins Shop, a women's apparel store that was moved from Liberty and Maynard to make room for Jacobson's expansion. Two other apparel shops eventually replaced this store.

In 1983, Ideation, Inc. purchased and completely renovated the building and added the third floor to use as its own international headquarters. Dental offices occupy the second floor.

The retail complex on the main and lower levels is known as

222 State Plaza

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce
Ideation Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 10, 2021
2. Ideation Building Marker
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. A significant historical date for this entry is February 11, 1934.
 
Location. 42° 16.768′ N, 83° 44.457′ W. Marker is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is at the intersection of South State Street and East Liberty Street, on the left when traveling north on South State Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 South State Street, Ann Arbor MI 48104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The James Foster House of Art (a few steps from this marker); Town and Gown: Entertainment and Changing Culture (a few steps from this marker); Uptown Theaters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ann Arbor High School (about 300 feet away); From Liveries to Taxis (about 400 feet away); The University Expands (about 400 feet away); A Second Shopping District (about 400 feet away); FUMC's BSA Troop 4 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ann Arbor.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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