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Spring Arbor in Jackson County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Max Videto, Sr.

 
 
Max Videto, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 26, 2022
1. Max Videto, Sr. Marker
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Max Videto, Sr., the proprietor of the store on Teft Road in the early 1900s turned the old blacksmith shop south of the store into a slaughterhouse so that he could sell both groceries and meat. In 1919 Clarence Cook changed the slaughterhouse into a garage, the first automobile sales agency in Spring Arbor. From him, William Aylesworth of Snyder Station bought a Model T Ford for $420. When the Harold Shearer Family owned the corner store and restaurant, they changed the garage building back to a blacksmith shop. Here Jim Snyder developed his skill of turning scrap metal into works of art. In 1948 William Houghtby opened a lumberyard and tore down the blacksmith shop. Then, in 1960 Leroy Holton, who had worked for "Bill” during his school days, bought the lumberyard. To the north was a horse barn and a small shed that became an ice house during Oney Sidwell's ownership (1920-1943). When the store was torn down in 1971, the tunnels used in the underground railroad days to these outbuildings became visible.
 
Erected by Spring Arbor Historical Committee. (Marker Number 10.)
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
Location. 42° 12.279′ N, 84° 33.242′ W. Marker is in Spring Arbor, Michigan, in Jackson County. Marker is on Teft Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Teft Rd, Spring Arbor MI 49283, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michigan Central College Residence Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Spring Arbor World Wars and Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Spring Arbor Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); E.P. Hart Circle (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Spring Arbor Campus (about 400 feet away); Spring Arbor College (about 500 feet away); The Wesleyan Quadrilateral (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Arbor.
 
Max Videto, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 26, 2022
2. Max Videto, Sr. Marker
Max Videto, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 26, 2022
3. Max Videto, Sr. Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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