Ann Arbor in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Business and Banking
The college advertised courses in "Bookkeeping, Railroading, Steamboating, Banking, Jobbing and Importing, Commercial Law, Business Penmanship, and Telegraphing." Fees for "ladies" were $5 less than those for "young men." Judge Thomas Cooley, professor of law at the University conducted the law department and brought to this lectures "the fresh and forcible illustration of actual experience."
Other banks soon followed First National on Main Street: Ann Arbor Saving in 1869, Farmers and Mechanics in 1883, State Savings
In 1886, in order to reduce dependence on University prosperity, promote existing business interests and attract other ventures, the Business Men's Association - the forerunner of today's Chamber of Commerce - was formed.
Erected by Ann Arbor Historical Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
Location. 42° 16.815′ N, 83° 44.914′ W. Marker is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and East Washington Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 S Main St, 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. First National Building (a few steps from this marker); Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Dry Goods (within shouting distance of this marker); Eating and Drinking in Ann Arbor (within shouting distance of this marker); Downtown Movie Theaters (within shouting distance of this marker); Changing Retail Patterns (within shouting distance of this marker); The Main Street Shopping Experience (about 300 feet Main Street Shopping Expands (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ann Arbor.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.