Ypsilanti in Washtenaw County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Food and Drink
Haab's Carries on the Tradition
Along the road, a welcoming tradition.
The road was once called the Sauk Trail, the Military Chicago Road, Congress Road, and, eventually, Michigan Avenue. For travel by foot, horse, stagecoach, truck, or automobile, it has endured as a main east-west route in this part of our nation. Along this route, and especially near river crossings like this, merchant communities grew to serve the needs of travelers and local residents.
Food and drink have been served here since the 1870s,
as a saloon and restaurant, under many owners. Haab's Restaurant offers a welcome at their door, continuing the tradition that goes back 140 years.
You Auto Know
The tin ceiling and bar you see in Haab's Restaurant were originally installed in 1905.
Erected by Motorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the MotorCities National Heritage Area series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1905.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 West Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti MI 48197, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michigan Avenue Industry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Power on the River (about 400 feet away); The Amazing Quarter Mile (about 400 feet away); Elijah McCoy (about 700 feet away); First Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); 220 N. Huron (approx. ¼ mile away); Ypsilanti (approx. ¼ mile away); Ladies' Literary Club House (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ypsilanti.
Also see . . . The Haab's Traditon. History of Haab's on their website. (Submitted on October 7, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 227 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 7, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.