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

Braman Hotel

 
 
Braman Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 24, 2017
1. Braman Hotel Marker
Inscription. The Braman Hotel was established here in about 1844. It was a three-story structure, shown on maps at the time as a "tavern." This road, originally an Indian trail, connected Monroe to Saline and Jackson. Weary travelers stepped out of their stagecoach behind the Braman Hotel. The top story served as a ballroom, meeting room, convention center, town hall, and church, as needed. For several decades, it was the only indoor location that would hold a gathering of any size. The proprietor, Thomas Braman, was born October 2, 1799 in Massachusetts. His wife, the former Harriet Croak, was born February 4, 1816 in New York. They bought some farmland on the south side of West Main when they arrived here in the mid-1830's. Their son Andrew helped manage the hotel, then took it over from his parents. Sometime around 1890 the Braman hotel ceased operations. The third floor was removed, and the building was used as a residence.

Washtenaw County Historic Landmark
 
Erected by The Washtenaw County Historic District Commission.
 
Location. 42° 5.17′ N, 83° 41.222′ W. Marker is in Milan, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is on West Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is about
The former Braman Hotel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 24, 2017
2. The former Braman Hotel and Marker
325 feet west of Church Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 West Main Street, Milan MI 48160, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church (approx. mile away); Milan Village Hall and Fire Barn (approx. 0.4 miles away); L. C. Allen House (approx. one mile away); Davenport House (approx. 7.3 miles away); Saline Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.4 miles away); Lower Level of the Barn (approx. 8.3 miles away); Hog House (approx. 8.3 miles away); Upper Level of the Barn (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milan.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 102 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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