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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Washtenaw County, Michigan

 
Clickable Map of Washtenaw County, Michigan and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Washtenaw County, MI (252) Jackson County, MI (46) Lenawee County, MI (125) Livingston County, MI (56) Monroe County, MI (135) Oakland County, MI (381) Wayne County, MI (527)  WashtenawCounty(252) Washtenaw County (252)  JacksonCounty(46) Jackson County (46)  LenaweeCounty(125) Lenawee County (125)  LivingstonCounty(56) Livingston County (56)  MonroeCounty(135) Monroe County (135)  OaklandCounty(381) Oakland County (381)  WayneCounty(527) Wayne County (527)
Ann Arbor is the county seat for Washtenaw County
Adjacent to Washtenaw County, Michigan
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      Lenawee County (125)  
      Livingston County (56)  
      Monroe County (135)  
      Oakland County (381)  
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1Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — 50 Years of Friendship
Hikone, Shiga, Japan Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. Sister Cities, 1969-2019 "50 Years of Friendship"Map (db m176531) HM
2Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — A Corner Landmark on Huron and North Fourth
The Hamilton Block, later known as the Cornwell Building, was built in 1882 across from the Cook House Hotel. The first floor housed the Postal Telegraph Cable Co. in the 1890s, a bowling alley for a time, and later the Cornwell Coal Co. When . . . Map (db m171576) HM
3Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — A Former Bank and Estate on Ann Street
On the northeast corner of Ann St. and Fourth Ave. is the structure built in 1836 to house the short-lived Bank of Washtenaw. A stuccoed Greek Revival building, it was remodeled as a residence in 1847 for local businessman Volney Chapin, whose . . . Map (db m171332) HM
4Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — A Landmark of Civic Pride on Courthouse Square
As laid out by village founders John Allen and Elisha Rumsey in 1824, the county courthouse block was to be a spacious town square surrounded by commercial blocks. Until the 1950s, Courthouse Square hummed with the activities that made Ann Arbor the . . . Map (db m181748) HM
5Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — A Meeting Place for Ann Arbor's Black Community
In 1921 the Colored Welfare League bought the Kayser Block on North Fourth Ave. (above right) and used it as a center to help settle black workers who migrated to Ann Arbor in the 1920s. It gradually became an African American community center . . . Map (db m171335) HM
6Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — A Second Shopping District
Town and gown came together on State Street after 1870 to create Ann Arbor's second shopping district. Grocers, barbers, and tailors served both communities, while billiard parlors, dining halls, bathhouses, and bookstores catered to the growing . . . Map (db m178069) HM
7Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — 4 — Abolition and the Underground Railroad
Michigan’s Anti-Slavery Society was born in Ann Arbor in 1836. Starting in 1841, its weekly newspaper, The Signal of Liberty, was published in the Huron Block on Broadway by Rev. Guy Beckley and his co-editor Theodore Foster in an office . . . Map (db m181964) HM
8Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — AcaciaMay 12, 1904 - May 12, 1929
In honor of the founders of Acacia, the National Council of the Fraternity has caused this tablet to be erected on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the founding of the order at the University of Michigan, where the Fraternity was instituted. • . . . Map (db m181713) HM
9Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — 2 — Agriculture, Water Power, and Transportation
Lower Town founder Anson Brown erected the first mill on Broadway in 1832 where Sinclair's mill was later located (labeled above). As shown in this 1870s photo of Lower Town and the Huron River from the hill above Plank Road (North Main Street . . . Map (db m181979) HM
10Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Allen Creek Valley Shapes the Town
Residents living on the west side in the 1870s drove their buggies or walked across the bridge over Allen Creek, climbing the Liberty Street hill to join the celebration of German American Day. In the distance you can see the rooftops of their . . . Map (db m94376) HM
11Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Ann Arbor High School
Innovative education has been connected to this site ever since the Union School opened in 1856 as a school for all grades (inset above). Ann Arbor's Argus newspaper reported people "moving here to take advantage of our model Union . . . Map (db m177609) HM
12Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Ann Arbor Streetcars
In 1908 you could hop on an open-air trolley, ride to the fairgrounds (later Burns Park), and, for 10 cents, see a baseball game. Electric streetcars ran in Ann Arbor from 1890 to 1925. From Main Street, cars followed Detroit Street down to the . . . Map (db m155528) HM
13Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Ann Arbor's New "Streamlined" Bus Depot
Ann Arbor's Art Moderne-style bus depot, touted as one of the most up-to-date in the country, was officially opened in September 1940. A large crowd of dignitaries and admirers assembled as the mayor cut a maize and blue satin ribbon stretched . . . Map (db m156631) HM
14Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — 1 — Anson Brown and Early Lower Town
New York native Anson Brown erected his Exchange Block on Broadway in 1831-32 (see map). He was determined to make this side of the river, Lower Town, the center of Ann Arbor. Where the Potawatomi Trail crossed the Huron River, a wooden bridge . . . Map (db m181982) HM
15Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — S0488 — Antislavery Society
The founding meeting of the Michigan Antislavery Society was held in the First Presbyterian Church, located on this site, on November 10, 1836. Delegates from six counties elected officers and adopted fourteen resolutions denouncing slavery. This . . . Map (db m181689) HM
16Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Architecture & Business on Courthouse Square
By the late 1870s, Ann Arbor was a thriving and prosperous business center. The streets facing Courthouse Square contained some of the town's grandest commercial buildings. Originally, the northwest corner of Main and Huron was the site of a . . . Map (db m163838) HM
17Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — At Home in the 19th Century
Civic leader Silas Douglas, dean of the UM medical faculty and twice mayor of Ann Arbor, lived in this home at 502 East Huron Street from 1848 until 1902. His three daughters, Kate, Marie, and Louise, shown here around 1890, enjoyed the luxuries . . . Map (db m125168) HM
18Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Bethlehem Cemetery
The land for this cemetery was deeded to the First German Evangelical Society of Scio Township in 1833. The first burial was held in 1834. Bethlehem Cemetery is considered to be the one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Washtenaw County. It . . . Map (db m176550) HM
19Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Bethlehem Cemetery Veterans Memorial
In Memory Of All Veterans Who Served Our Country In Time Of WarMap (db m176551) WM
20Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — L1046 — Bethlehem United Church of Christ
In the late 1820s and early 1830s many German Protestant immigrants settled in the Ann Arbor area. Desiring to worship in German, they wrote to Switzerland's Basel Mission to request a pastor. On August 20, 1833, the Reverend Friedrich Schmid . . . Map (db m155464) HM
21Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — 1a — Brown and Fuller's Addition—1832
In 1832 Anson Brown, his brother-in-law Edward L. Fuller, and Dwight Kellogg were partners in presenting their ambitious plans to incorporate and develop the area north of the Huron River as the first addition to the Village of Ann Arbor. Streets . . . Map (db m181983) HM
22Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Building New Around Old: The Construction of the Present Courthouse
Washtenaw County solved a dilemma in 1954. By the terms of town founder John Allen's original gift, proceeds of the sale of the Courthouse Square land might go to Allen's heirs, not to the county, if it were sold for other use. That . . . Map (db m156710) HM
23Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Business and Banking
Four years after Ann Arbor's First National Bank was established in 1863 under strong new federal banking laws, dry goods merchant Philip Bach and foundry owner Volney Chapin joined other local investors to build a brick business block to house . . . Map (db m181746) HM
24Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Campus Patterns of Residential Life
Large, luxurious homes with extensive grounds lined Washtenaw Avenue when UM Librarian Andrew Ten Brook built his mansion across the street in the 1860s. Financial hardship soon required Ten Brook’s wife to open a boarding house, providing meals . . . Map (db m134521) HM
25Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Carnegie Library
Ann Arbor's Carnegie Library (above), serving both the high school and the general public, opened in 1907. It was the only library donated by Andrew Carnegie that was attached to another building. Earlier, in 1866, thirty-five women had put . . . Map (db m177618) HM
26Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Centers for Communications on Courthouse Square
Ann Arbor's early centers for communications, including newspaper, postal, and telegraph offices, were all located in buildings facing Courthouse Square. The telegraph line between Detroit and Ann Arbor was opened on Christmas Day in 1847. The . . . Map (db m156638) HM
27Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — S0584 — Central Title Service Building
On August 6, 1845, the first graduation ceremony for the University of Michigan was held in this building, which was then the First Presbyterian Church. Founded in 1817 in Detroit, the first university of the state moved to Ann Arbor in 1837, the . . . Map (db m182361) HM
28Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Changing Retail Patterns
In 1896 the Crescent Works, manufacturers of custom-made corsets and "comfortable waists," moved into the upper floors of the new Pratt Block (above). For a few years the corset salesroom was in the central bay on the street between the Portland . . . Map (db m156059) HM
29Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Charles Fox
Professor of Agriculture, the first one chosen for this university, he had already won for himself and his studies many friends, and the people were aroused to great hope for this new science. While holding this office for only the second year, he . . . Map (db m181724) HM
30Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Cider Mill1887
Originally built by William's son, Fred J. Parker, to produce cider and vinegar. After the cider press was sold, the building was used for storage and to house a grain cleaner.Map (db m104732) HM
31Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Commerce on the "Ann Street Block"
Behind you, just to your left, the "Ann Street Block" still houses storefronts, offices, and residences. It was built in 1871 as the Hoban Block after fire destroyed earlier buildings. Customers came to butchers, grocery stores, saloons, . . . Map (db m171331) HM
32Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Courthouse Square: A Center of Civic Life
Citizens from town, country, and university gathered on Courthouse Square for important civic events. In 1861, friends of the Union assembled there to hear reports of the Confederate army attack on Fort Sumter. On April 15, university president . . . Map (db m166696) HM
33Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — 2a — David McCollum's House
David T. McCollum was thirty-three years old when he arrived in Ann Arbor from New York State in 1832 with a wife and five children.. The following spring he became the bookkeeper for Anson Brown & Co. McCollum was a leader in the Methodist . . . Map (db m181980) HM
34Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Delta Sigma Delta
November 15, 1982 This Plaque Commemorates The One Hundredth Anniversary Of The Founding Of Delta Sigma Delta International Dental Fraternity In Ann Arbor, Michigan November 15, 1882 Ezra Lincoln Kern, Lyndal Llewellyn Davis, . . . Map (db m181692) HM
35Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — L1834 — Delta Upsilon Fraternity
Delta Upsilon Fraternity Built 1903Map (db m181690) HM
36Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Departing Heroes and the Home Front
Little more than four weeks after the sinking of the battleship Maine, volunteers in Company A of the Michigan National Guard posed on the courthouse steps on April 26, 1898, before leaving to fight in the Spanish-American War. . . . Map (db m166773) HM
37Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — SU-37 — Dixboro United Methodist Church
In its earliest years, the Village of Dixboro was served by "circuit-riding” preachers. The infrequency of these visits and the "occurrence of carousing in the local taverns” led many of the village residents to voice the need for a . . . Map (db m171239) HM
38Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Douglass Houghton
In Memoriam Douglass Houghton, M.D. professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy and Geology in this University and head of the geological survey in this state. Learned in science, zealous in action while fearlessly engaged in public work, he perished by the . . . Map (db m181725) HM
39Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Downtown Movie Theaters
When the Orpheum opened in 1913 at 326 South Main Street, the event drew such a crowd that people had to be turned away. Constructed by clothier J. Fred Wuerth, it was the first theater in town built to show movies. Earlier, one-reel films were . . . Map (db m156465) HM
40Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Dry Goods
Dry goods were sold on this corner for over 120 years. In 1867 Philip Bach moved his store to this new business block selling fabric, cloaks, blankets, linens, and notions. Ann Arbor once supported as many as fifteen stores selling dry goods. . . . Map (db m181813) HM
41Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — L2028 — Earhart Manor
Side 1 Michigan pioneer Elnathan Botsford settled this site in 1825. Harry Boyd Earhart of Detroit, president of the White Star Refining Corporation, purchased the farm in 1917 and named it "The Meadows." The Olmsted Brothers, nationally . . . Map (db m101826) HM
42Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Early Power and Transportation
From the hill above Plank Road in the 1870s (North Main Street today), you could look back toward where you are now standing and view sources of Ann Arbor’s early power and transportation. In the panorama find your location, along with the dam, . . . Map (db m182210) HM
43Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — 5 — East University Avenue Campus Boundary1837
This plaque marks East University Avenue, which served as the eastern boundary of the original forty acres of land deeded to the State of Michigan in 1837 by the Ann Arbor Land Company for the location of the University of Michigan.Map (db m109021) HM
44Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Eating and Drinking in Ann Arbor
When the Sugar Bowl opened in 1911, it featured homemade ice cream and hand-dipped chocolates made in the Preketes family apartment upstairs. After Michigan went “dry” in 1918, lunch counters and small restaurants like this, many owned by Greek . . . Map (db m181812) HM
45Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Engineering at Michigan1854-2004
The first public university in America to award degrees in engineering, the University of Michigan was among the earliest institutions of higher education to offer programs in aeronautical engineering, chemical engineering, computer engineering, . . . Map (db m100411) HM
46Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Essential City Services
Fred Sipley (circled) was the police marshal before he became the first full-time fire chief in 1889. His successor as chief, Charles Edwards, stands left of the horses in this 1906 photograph. Fires from oil lamps and wood-burning stoves were a . . . Map (db m181731) HM
47Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Everyone Loves a Parade
Circuses unloaded near the Michigan Central depot and paraded up Main Streeet to perform at the fairgrounds or on a farm at Packard and Stadium. Exotic animals passed by in fancy wagons, bands played, the calliope blared, and children screamed . . . Map (db m155603) HM
48Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — 6 — First Medical Buildings1850-1925
The original Medical Building was built in 1850 on the current site of Randall Laboratory, and provided the principal space for lectures, recitations, anatomical dissections, faculty offices, and laboratories from 1850 to 1903. Clinical diagnosis, . . . Map (db m108917) HM
49Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — First National Building1929
First National Building 1929 This Property Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department Of The InteriorMap (db m181031) HM
50Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — First Presbyterian Church Cornerstone
This Cornerstone Is From The Original Church At Huron and Division Streets. That Building Was Demolished In 1935. The Cornerstone Was Placed Here In August Of 2003.Map (db m181693) HM
51Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — AC-25 — Forest Hill
Forest Hill is typical of the "rural tradition" cemetery design which emphasizes its natural setting. This design originated in France and was first seen in Greenwood Cemetery in New York. This cemetery, as well as Highland in Ypsilanti, was . . . Map (db m181766) HM
52Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Four World RecordsJesse Owens
Four World Records Established on Ferry Field at the Big Ten track meet Ann Arbor May 25, 1935 Broad Jump 26 ft. 8-1/4 inches. 220 yds low hurdles 22.6 seconds. 220 yd sprint 20.3 seconds. 100 yd dash 9/4 seconds. Jesse Owens 1913 . . . Map (db m63269) HM
53Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — From Horses to Cars: Early Autos, Service and Parts
By 1925, when Theophil Aprill joined with Albert Larmee to found Ann Arbor Exide Battery Service, this neighborhood was already a center for automobile sales, garages, parts, and service—much of it owned and staffed by German Americans. It . . . Map (db m156551) HM
54Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — From Industry to Parks
Alber & Co., one of the city’s earliest blacksmith and wagon shops, once stood in front of you where State Street ended at Broadway after crossing the railroad. Factories, mills, slaughterhouses, and tanneries operated nearby as well as three . . . Map (db m182208) HM
55Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — From Interurbans to Buses
In 1929 long-distance buses replaced the electric interurban for travel between Ann Arbor and other cities. The first interurban in the state had linked Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti in 1891. Junius Beal, UM Regent and one of the main stockholders, . . . Map (db m156609) HM
56Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — From Liveries to Taxis
Walker's, opened in 1907, was one of the city's largest liveries, with more than thirty horses and a wide variety of buggies, wagons, and sleighs for rent. Adelbert Walker lived next door and took great pride in his two teams of white Arabian . . . Map (db m177083) HM
57Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Frontier Cozy
Can you imagine your whole family living in this cabin? The simple interior of this one room log cabin included a ladder to a loft area and a small coal stove. William Parker built the cabin in 1878 for relatives who planned to emigrate from . . . Map (db m104795) HM
58Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — FUMC's BSA Troop 4Michigan Centennial Organization
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of FUMC's BSA Troop 4 founded in 1917 for more than 100 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for contributing . . . Map (db m177771) HM
59Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — AN-52 — Geddesburg
Founded in 1832 by John and Robert Geddes, the agricultural milling hamlet of Geddesburg illustrates the tradition of water-power economic opportunity which spurred westward expansion in 19th century America. Traversed by two Native American . . . Map (db m171187) HM
60Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Germans on Ashley Street
Fred Wagner's blacksmith shop was one of many German-owned west-side businesses providing services for horse-drawn vehicles. Wagner repaired carriages and wagons and shoed horses. Nearby livery stables rented out horses and carriages. Around the . . . Map (db m156535) HM
61Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — S415 — Governor Alpheus Felch
Born in Maine in 1804, Felch graduated from Bowdoin College in 1827. Entering the legal profession, he moved to Michigan in 1833 and after 1843 resided in Ann Arbor. A lifelong Democrat, Felch was governor in 1846-47, serving previously as justice . . . Map (db m109001) HM
62Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Grist Mill1873
A two stone grist mill was built by William Q. Parker for purpose of grinding feed and corn meal. Operated as a commercial flour mill from 1910-1956, it was restored in 1984.Map (db m104733) HM
63Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Hardware
As Ann Arbor grew, stores that once offered a variety of general merchandise began to specialize in groceries, dry goods, or hardware. In 1878 Christian Eberbach took over Widenmann and Schuh’s store and turned it into the largest of downtown’s . . . Map (db m181815) HM
64Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Harris Hall
Harris Hall was built in 1886 as a student center to "establish Christian teaching in the midst of a great secular university." Funds were raised from all over the country by Michigan Episcopal Bishop Samuel Harris. As a parish house for St. . . . Map (db m101026) HM
65Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — 1b — Homes of Early Lower Town Settlers
Lower Town has the largest number of early houses still standing in Ann Arbor. Most of the ten houses shown above were built by 1837, the year Michigan became a state. Two of them have been moved to other Ann Arbor sites and one to Henry Ford's . . . Map (db m181981) HM
66Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Hospitality on Courthouse Square
Streets surrounding Courthouse Square were the site of most of Ann Arbor's largest hotels from the 1830s until 1990. Cook's Hotel was the first of five that have occupied the site before you. It was followed in 1871 by the larger "Cook House," a . . . Map (db m157643) HM
67Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — How It Happened
The Solution A lot went into creating this beautiful setting on the river. In collaboration with the Southeast Michigan Resource Conservation and Development Council, the Nichols Arboretum used this project to demonstrate principles of soft . . . Map (db m161980) HM
68Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Hoyt Garrod Post and Family History
University of Michigan Graduate, Naturalist & Gardener Hoyt Garrod Post loved to walk the banks of the Huron River. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School in 1907, Hoyt spent many enjoyable hours hiking this area, . . . Map (db m104840) HM
69Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Ideation Building1983
In the year 1900, the first building erected on this site was the two story office and residence of Victor C. Vaugh, M. D. From 1905 thorugh the early part of the twentieth century the building was occupied by various Ann Arbor businesses, . . . Map (db m177344) HM
70Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — In memory of all Veterans
In memory of all veterans who served our country in time of warMap (db m35499) HM
71Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — 3a — Indian Trails, Roads, and Trains
Native Americans came from the northeast down the Pontiac Trail from the east down the Broadway hill following a trail that went through what later became Plymouth, and from the southeast up the Huron River along the Potawatomi Trail from what . . . Map (db m181976) HM
72Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Industry and Recreation on Allen Creek
In 1925 King-Seeley, inventor and manufacturer of the first dash-mounted gas gauges for autos, moved into the old Krause tannery building with its tall smokestacks on Second Street (right rear). By 1940 the factory had expanded east to First Street . . . Map (db m156468) HM
73Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — John F. Kennedy Defines The Peace Corps
Here at 2:00 AM on October 14, 1960, John Fitzgerald Kennedy first defined the Peace Corps. He stood at the place marked by the medallion and was cheered by a large and enthusiastic student audience for the hope and promise his idea gave the world.Map (db m181719) HM
74Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Joseph Whiting
To the memory of Joseph Whiting A.M. Minister of the Gospel who after he had filled the office of president of an academy of the University of Michigan in exemplary fashion then was selected for the chair of Latin and Greek in that same university. . . . Map (db m181728) HM
75Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — L236 — Kempf House
Cast iron grilles in an ancient Greek floral motif highlight the frieze of this temple-front Greek Revival house. Built in 1853 for Henry D. Bennett, Secretary and Steward of the University of Michigan, it became the home and studio of local . . . Map (db m125085) HM
76Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — 17 — Law Quadrangle1924-1933
University of Michigan alumnus William W. Cook (1880, 1882law) believed that the character of the legal profession depended on the character of Law Schools, and that the character of the Law Schools forecasted the future of America. In support of . . . Map (db m100342) HM
77Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Log Cabin1878
Originally located on the north side of Geddes Road, this cabin was built in 1878 to house a visiting relative from England, but later used for storage and to house farm help.Map (db m104796) HM
78Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Lower Town's Flour Mills
On the site in front of you in 1860, William Sinclair built the flour mill shown above and circled in the birdseye on right. Lower Town founder Anson Brown had erected the first mill here in 1833. Brown dammed the Huron River upstream to create . . . Map (db m183336) HM
79Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Main Street in the 1890s
When this photo was taken in 1893, "Lost in New York" was playing at Hill's Opera House at the southwest corner of Main and Ann streets. Down the block, Charles J. Shetterly, barber, offered billiards and hot and cold baths, and students and . . . Map (db m171570) HM
80Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Main Street Shopping Expands
In 1871 tavern keeper and developer Henry Binder replaced the old house on this corner with an elaborate three-story brick building (inset upper left). Plank sidewalks, hitching posts, dirt streets, and gas lamps were typical of the era. As . . . Map (db m155604) HM
81Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — 5 — Manufacturing in Lower Town: The Ann Arbor Agricultural Works
Manufacturing shaped the life of Lower Town after the Civil War. In 1866 Lewis Moore and his son Eli began building an agricultural implement factory on the north bank of the river on the site of the old Chapin Paper Mill. By 1896 the Ann arbor . . . Map (db m182444) HM
82Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — S601 — Martha Cook Building
Side 1 The Martha Cook Building first housed women students of the University of Michigan in 1915. New York lawyer William W. Cook, a Michigan alumnus, donated the building. The Collegiate Gothic residence was named for Cook's mother, . . . Map (db m93666) HM
83Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — McDivitt-White Plaza
James A. McDivitt, Jr. (BSE AeroE '59, Hon PhD Astro Sci '65) Edward H. White, II (MSE AeroE '59, Hon PhD Astro Sci '65) On June 8, 1965, during their second orbit around Earth, command pilot James A. McDivitt controlled the spacecraft . . . Map (db m181701) HM
84Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — 261 — Michigan Becomes a State
On this site, in 1836, delegates from all parts of Michigan met in Washtenaw County's first courthouse to consider a proposal by Congress for settling the boundary dispute between Michigan and Ohio. Both claimed a narrow strip of land, including the . . . Map (db m156703) HM
85Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — L339 — Michigan Central Railroad Depot
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 . . . Map (db m51751) HM
86Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Michigan Chapter of the Scabbard and Blade
Michigan Chapter Scabbard And Blade F Co., 4th Regiment Founded March 5th, 1923 By K.S. Andersson • V.S.Firestone • W.A. Brice • M.J. Hinkley • C. Crawford • M.M. Maddin • D.W. Dressler • A.H. Robins • G. . . . Map (db m181705) HM WM
87Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — S0640 — Michigan Municipal League
In September 1899 Michigan mayors--led by William Baum Sr., of Saginaw, and George Perry of Grand Rapids--formed the Michigan Municipal League in Grand Rapids, to help local governments deal with increased demands from population growth and new . . . Map (db m182894) HM
88Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Michigan Summer Symposium in Theoretical Physics
This plaque honors the Michigan Summer Symposium in Theoretical Physics, 1928-1941, under the leadership of Harrison Randall. During this period virtually every world-renowned physicist lectured at the symposium, which played a critical role in . . . Map (db m100470) HM
89Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — 11 — Michigan Union1904/1919
The University of Michigan Union was founded in 1904 to unite men's student organizations, and to promote university spirit and social interaction among Michigan men. In 1906, the Union organization acquired the home of Judge Thomas M. Cooley for . . . Map (db m178555) HM
90Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Michigan Union 75th Anniversary
The Michigan Union 75th Anniversary Founded June 20, 1904 Rededicated Octorber 12, 1979 As The Home Of Campus Life For Present Past, And Future Students Of The University Of Michigan And As A Unifying Force In The Life Of Its . . . Map (db m181720) HM
91Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — L1037 — Michigan's First Jewish Cemetery
At this site the first Jewish cemetery in Michigan was established in 1848-49. The Jews Society of Ann Arbor acquired burial rights to this land adjacent to what was then the public cemetery. Several years earlier, immigrants from Germany and . . . Map (db m127346) HM
92Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — NA-01 — Native American Trails
Centuries ago, Indian trails crossed the landscape of Washtenaw County. These paths connected Indian villages to fertile hunting and fishing grounds throughout Michigan. When settlers arrived in the County during the 19th century, these same . . . Map (db m104642) HM
93Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — New City Government, New Issues, and a New City Hall
The 1963 City Hall, designed by architect Alden Dow, became an instant magnet for demonstrations. Even before landscaping was completed, picketers began protesting to end discrimination in rental housing based on race, creed, color, or national . . . Map (db m181732) HM
94Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Nichols Arboretum
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95Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — SU-40 — Oak Grove Cemetery
The Village of Dixboro was primarily a farming community, revolving around the mills located on Fleming Creek. It remained that way until 1925 when Plymouth Road was constructed. The Oak Grove Cemetery Company of Dixboro was organized on February . . . Map (db m171241) HM
96Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — L1075 — Phi Delta Theta Fraternity House
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity House Constructed in 1902-03Map (db m189351) HM
97Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Politics and Processions on Courthouse Square
The Ann Arbor Guard and the Ypsilanti Light Guard formed a procession to honor former President Grover Cleveland before he delivered the annual Washington's Birthday Address at University Hall, February 22, 1892. This speech marked the . . . Map (db m166583) HM
98Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Power and Transportation
Detroit Edison sold electric home appliances from 1915 to 1983 in its showroom across the street. The earliest Ann Arbor homes were lit by fireplace flames and lard lamps. Oil, along with gas manufactured after 1858 from the burning of coal, lit . . . Map (db m155484) HM
99Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — 14 — Rackham School of Graduate Studies1938
Horace H. and Mary A. Rackham, generous donors to the University of Michigan, established the Rackham Fund in 1933 “for the benefit of humanity.” Feeling that the graduate school offered possibilities of the most far-reaching benefits, . . . Map (db m65357) HM
100Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Redbud Grove
Dedicated in memory of Ann Arbor Veterans of World War I Map (db m181767) WM

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May. 26, 2022