Jackson in Jackson County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Hurst Professional Building
In 1975, when Dennis Hurst was elected the youngest City Commissioner in Jackson history he emphasized his commitment to restore downtown Jackson.
Hurst joined with Mayor Fred Janke and other Commissioners to create the Downtown Development Authority to promote downtown Jackson.
In 1990, Hurst, a trial lawyer, began the restoration of 503 S. Jackson Street, built in 1869 and occupied for years by Dr. Dean Smith, the first of five generations of respected physicians.
As Prosecuting Attorney from 1993 to 1997, Hurst saw his dreams become reality, restoring 503 to its original glory, as a law firm and professional building. Hurst completed the building in 1997, with the assistance of John Visser, master builder, Jim Beck, designer and dozens of local artisans.
The 503 building will stand, for generations, as testimony to the vision and commitment of Dennis Hurst to the history and future of downtown Jackson.
and excellence of John Visser-
Topics. This historical Architecture • Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1975.
Location. 42° 14.619′ N, 84° 24.513′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Michigan, in Jackson County. Marker is on South Jackson Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 S Jackson St, Jackson MI 49203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Austin Blair (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); Deland Point: A Humanitarian Hub (about 700 feet away); St. Mary Star of the Sea Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); This alley is named for Emma Nichols (approx. ¼ mile away); Horace Ismon / Ismon Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
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