“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

University of Michigania

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By R. C.
1. University of Michigania Marker
Inscription.  The Catholepistemiad, or university, of Michigania resided in a building near this site from 1818 to 1837. Conceived of by the Reverend John Montieth, Father Gabriel Richard and Judge Augustus Woodward, the university was established by territorial law on August 26, 1817. Modeled on the University of France, created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1807, the institution was the center of a statewide system of primary, secondary and college education. Reverend Montieth, the first president, and Father Richard held the first professorships. In 1837 the university was relocated to Ann Arbor. The original building was razed in 1858.
Erected 2001 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number S72.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1818.
Location. 42° 19.847′ N, 83° 2.678′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker
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By R. C.
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is at the intersection of Congress Street and Bates Street, on the right when traveling east on Congress Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Detroit MI 48226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stearns Telephone (about 500 feet away); Shrine Circus (about 500 feet away); The Salvation Army (about 500 feet away); Spirit of Detroit (about 600 feet away); The Iron Brigade / The Twenty-Fourth Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment (about 700 feet away); Ford Building (about 700 feet away); Mariners' Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
More about this marker. The plaque is located on the wall of the parking garage behind One Detroit Center.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 971 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 26, 2009, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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