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Spring Arbor in Jackson County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Michigan Central College Residence Hall

Spring Arbor Historical Committee

 
 
#11 Spring Arbor Historical Committee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 31, 2015
1. #11 Spring Arbor Historical Committee Marker
Inscription. This building, constructed in 1845 and pictured here in 1903, served as a residence hall of Michigan Central College. The connecting living quarters t the right were built in 1873 by Moses L. Hart, father of Rev. E.P. Hart. Moses Hart, the postmaster from 1873 to 1880, had his office in a corner of the grocery and farm implement store on the left. A hitching post was located on the left side of the building. Since antislavery was one of the platforms of Michigan Central College, this building played a part in the underground railroad. A separate cement basement room had a trap door from a first floor closet, and egress was available through tunnels to outbuildings. At various times before it was razed in 1971 to make way for Weatherwax Drug Store, various enterprises operated from within this building, including a grocery store, meat market, clothing store, restaurant, post office, and a home appliance and carpeting store.
 
Erected by Spring Arbor Historical Committee. (Marker Number 11.)
 
Location. 42° 12.292′ N, 84° 33.247′ W. Marker is in Spring Arbor, Michigan, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 60 and Teft Road, on the left when traveling west on State Highway 60. Touch for map
#11 Spring Arbor Historical Committee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 31, 2015
2. #11 Spring Arbor Historical Committee Marker
. The marker is in front of Marino's Pizza. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 Teft Road, Spring Arbor MI 49283, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spring Arbor College (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ed Cross Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Huron Potawatomi Village / Spring Arbor (approx. 1 miles away); Wellman General Store (approx. 4.1 miles away); Paddock-Hubbard House (approx. 4.9 miles away); Concord Universalists / First Universalist Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); McCain School (approx. 5.3 miles away); Ella Sharp Museum (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spring Arbor.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Birth of Hillsdale College. Michigan Central College in Spring Arbor moved to Hillsdale and became Hillsdale College. (Submitted on August 2, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

2. Hillsdale College. The historical marker at Hillsdale College mentions that the college started as Michigan Central College. (Submitted on August 2, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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