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Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dearborn City Hall

A Building for City Leadership

 
 
Dearborn City Hall: A Building for City Leadership Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 22, 2010
1. Dearborn City Hall: A Building for City Leadership Marker
Inscription.  
East Downtown Dearborn is "the neighborhood the Rouge Plant built,"
and its fortunes have been tied to Ford Motor Company. Ford taxes generated much of the income used to build the impressive Georgian Revival-style building, which opened on June 26, 1922, as the Springwells Township Hall. Today it serves as the East Wing of Dearborn City Hall.

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Detroit architect Marcus Burrowes designed Springwells Township Hall, along with other elegant municipal buildings and mansions throughout the Detroit area.
 
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 26, 1922.
 
Location. 42° 19.304′ N, 83° 10.614′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12) and Neckel Street, on the right when traveling east on Michigan Avenue
<i>Upper left image</i> image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 19, 2016
2. Upper left image
Clyde Ford, the first mayor of the City of Dearborn, serving from 1929-36. He was a cousin of Henry Ford. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13615 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn MI 48126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dearborn City Hall Complex / Orville L. Hubbard (a few steps from this marker); The Schaefer Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Dearborn War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Neighborhood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dedicated to Christopher Columbus (approx. half a mile away); Fordson High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Ford Rotunda (approx. 0.6 miles away); Henry Ford Birthplace (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
 
Regarding Dearborn City Hall. Dearborn City Hall is now City Hall Artspace Lofts. Dearborn's government moved to the Administrative Center, located at 16901 Michigan Avenue — approximately 1.6 miles west.
 
<i>Upper middle image</i> image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 19, 2016
3. Upper middle image
The opening of the building is celebrated on June 26, 1922. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
<i>Lower middle image</i> image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 19, 2016
4. Lower middle image
Police and Court Building entrance on Maple Street. Today it houses the West Wing of City Hall. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
<i>Right image</i> image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 19, 2016
5. Right image
Dearborn city Hall at intersection of Michigan Avenue and Schaefer Road, 1960s. Photo courtesy of the Dearborn Historical Museum.
The Former Dearborn City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 22, 2010
6. The Former Dearborn City Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 19, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 20, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   6. submitted on August 19, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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