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Howell in Livingston County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ann Arbor Railroad

 
 
Ann Arbor Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 26, 2017
1. Ann Arbor Railroad Marker
Inscription. Howell raised $20,000 in 1885 to induce the Toledo, Ann Arbor & Northern Michigan to enter town. Many believed the town, already served by one railroad, would boom with a second line. Early in 1886 a right-of-way dispute erupted in an armed brawl between workmen of the two lines. The case was mediated in favor of the TAA&NM, and in the summer of 1886 this depot was built. The line was renamed the Ann Arbor Railroad in 1895.
 
Erected 1971 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number L94.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 36.554′ N, 83° 55.758′ W. Marker is in Howell, Michigan, in Livingston County. Marker is at the intersection of Wetmore Street and North Walnut Street, on the left when traveling east on Wetmore Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 128 Wetmore Street, Howell MI 48843, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Howell Carnegie Library (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away); County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Ann Arbor Railroad Marker and Former Howell Depot image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 26, 2017
2. Ann Arbor Railroad Marker and Former Howell Depot
Livingston County Press (approx. mile away); George W. Lee House (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. John The Baptist Catholic Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); Railroad Repair Gang (approx. 9.2 miles away); Brighton Village Cemetery (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Howell.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Ann Arbor Railroad's Howell Depot image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 26, 2017
3. Ann Arbor Railroad's Howell Depot
Plaques on Depot Wall image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 26, 2017
4. Plaques on Depot Wall
Top:
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior
Ann Arbor Railway Station
1886

Bottom:
Built 1886
Significant Historic Building
Ann Arbor Railroad Depot
Howell Main Street
Plaque on Fence Near the Depot image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 26, 2017
5. Plaque on Fence Near the Depot
This is the wrought iron railing that was on the North Michigan Avenue railroad bridge which was constructed in 1902.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 31, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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