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

Michigan Central Railroad Depot

 
 
Michigan Central Railroad Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., January 7, 2012
1. Michigan Central Railroad Depot Marker
Inscription. Built in 1886, and conceived by Frederick Spier, the design of this granite block building was influenced by the Romanesque style of the great American architect Henry Hobson Richardson. The massive arch and two-foot thick walls are balanced by simple precise detailing. Carefully preserved, this depot is a symbol of the elegance and vitality of nineteenth century rail transportation.
 
Erected 1976 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L339.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 17.228′ N, 83° 44.5′ W. Marker is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in Washtenaw County. Marker is on Depot Street east of Carey Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The depot is now the Gandy Dancer Restaurant. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Depot Street, Ann Arbor MI 48104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Thomas the Apostle Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harris Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); In memory of all Veterans (approx. 0.4 miles away); Governor Alpheus Felch
Gandy Dancer Restaurant (formerly Michigan Central Railroad depot) and marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., January 7, 2012
2. Gandy Dancer Restaurant (formerly Michigan Central Railroad depot) and marker
(approx. half a mile away); Rackham School of Graduate Studies (approx. half a mile away); The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Main Street Shopping Experience (approx. 0.6 miles away); Simpson Memorial Institute (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ann Arbor.
 
Also see . . .
1. Michigan Central Railroad - wikipedia. (Submitted on January 19, 2012, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
2. Henry Hobson Richardson - wikipedia. (Submitted on January 19, 2012, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
Gandy Dancer Restaurant (formerly Michigan Central Railroad depot) image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., January 7, 2012
3. Gandy Dancer Restaurant (formerly Michigan Central Railroad depot)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2012, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 510 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 19, 2012, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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