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

Eastern Michigan College

 
 
Eastern Michigan College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel S., November 13, 2015
1. Eastern Michigan College Marker
Inscription.  Founded by legislative action in 1849 as the Michigan State Normal School, it was the first state teacher education school west of Albany. Its aim was to provide instruction "in the art of teaching and in all the various branches that pertain to a good common school education." On this site the first building, old Pierce Hall, opened for classes in 1852. Built by the joint action of local citizens and the state, it stood here until 1948.
 
Erected 1957 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 94.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
 
Location. 42° 14.78′ N, 83° 37.359′ W. Marker is in Ypsilanti, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is at the intersection of College Place and West Cross Street, on the right when traveling south on College Place. This marker is between Boone Hall and Pierce Hall on the Eastern Michigan University campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ypsilanti MI 48197, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ypsilanti Water Tower (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reverend John D. Pierce (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town Hall School (approx. ¼ mile away); 100 Years of Free Public Education (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ypsilanti High School World War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Facing the Fire (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ladies' Literary Club House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ypsilanti.
 
Eastern Michigan College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel S., November 13, 2015
2. Eastern Michigan College Marker
Boone Hall is in the background.
Eastern Michigan College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel S., November 13, 2015
3. Eastern Michigan College Marker
"New" Pierce Hall is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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