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Birmingham in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Johnston-Shaw Building

 
 
Johnston-Shaw Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 26, 2015
1. Johnston-Shaw Building Marker
Inscription. Dr. Daniel Johnston, dentist, and Dr. Ninian T. Shaw, a physician, had this two story brick commercial building erected in 1905. The facade of this building was extended north to include the O'Neal Building (112 South Old Woodward) and give the appearance of a single structure. In 1913, the buildings were the first in the Village to use gas for heating. Also, the first Lutheran Church services held in Birmingham were conducted on the second floor. Although the balustrade, the bracketed cornice, and the second floor bay windows have been removed, notice the colorful bricks with purplish hue and dark mortar fill, the stylized brick quoins, and granite keystones over the windows.
 
Location. 42° 32.79′ N, 83° 12.857′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of South Old Woodward Avenue and Maple Road, on the right when traveling south on South Old Woodward Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 South Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham MI 48009, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ford Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The National Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Billy McBride Building
Johnston-Shaw Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 26, 2015
2. Johnston-Shaw Building Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Erity-Nixon Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Bell Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Quarton Building (about 300 feet away); Field Building (about 300 feet away); The Birmingham Theater Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Johnston-Shaw Building image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 26, 2015
3. Johnston-Shaw Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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