Brighton in Livingston County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Brighton's Historical Silhouettes
Benjamin Treadwell Onderdonk Clark was an infant when his family came to Brighton in 1837 just after the tiny town of Ore Creek was renamed. His father, Reverend William A. Clark held the first regular religious services in the community and donated the land for the Village Cemetery and the future St. Paul Episcopal Church. After serving in the Civil War with the 11th Michigan Infantry, B.T.O. married Katie. He soon became an attorney, Justice of the Peace, postmaster, and the first Village Clerk in 1867. St. Paul Episcopal Church opened in 1881 with funds dedicated by the Clark family and several community members. B.T.O. passed in 1916 and was buried in Brighton's Old Village Cemetery. He was one of Brighton's most respected and trusted community members.
Original Art by: Lawrence Falardeau
Erected 2017 by Brighton Area Historical Society, Brighton Art Guild, Downtown Brighton. (Marker Number 4.)
Location. 42° 31.806′ N, 83° 46.918′ W. Marker is in Brighton, Michigan, in Livingston County. Marker is at the intersection of West St. Paul Street and West North Street, on the right when traveling west on West St. Paul Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West St. Paul Street, Brighton MI 48116, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. St. Paul's (a few steps from this marker); Old Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Brighton Hook and Ladder Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); John McKinney (within shouting distance of this marker); Duke the Hereford (within shouting distance of this marker); Bessie the Holstein (within shouting distance of this marker); Alice Jolly (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Ford and John Tanner (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brighton.
Also see . . . Who's that? Faces from Brighton's past pop up on city streets. According to this article from the Livingston Daily Press & Argus, Brighton's Victorian Silhouettes will be "left on display for three years, except for during the winter." (Submitted on August 29, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.