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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 (172) Jackson County, MI (43) Lenawee County, MI (95) Livingston County, MI (34) Monroe County, MI (133) Oakland County, MI (294) Wayne County, MI (362)  WashtenawCounty(172) Washtenaw County (172)  JacksonCounty(43) Jackson County (43)  LenaweeCounty(95) Lenawee County (95)  LivingstonCounty(34) Livingston County (34)  MonroeCounty(133) Monroe County (133)  OaklandCounty(294) Oakland County (294)  WayneCounty(362) Wayne County (362)
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1Michigan (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
2Michigan (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
3Michigan (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
4Michigan (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
5Michigan (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
6Michigan (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
7Michigan (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
8Michigan (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
9Michigan (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
10Michigan (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
11Michigan (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
12Michigan (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
13Michigan (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
14Michigan (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
15Michigan (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
16Michigan (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
17Michigan (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
18Michigan (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
19Michigan (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
20Michigan (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
21Michigan (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
22Michigan (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
23Michigan (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
24Michigan (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
25Michigan (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
26Michigan (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
27Michigan (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
28Michigan (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
29Michigan (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
30Michigan (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
31Michigan (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
32Michigan (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
33Michigan (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
34Michigan (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
35Michigan (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
36Michigan (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
37Michigan (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
38Michigan (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
39Michigan (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
40Michigan (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
41Michigan (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
42Michigan (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
43Michigan (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
44Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Nichols Arboretum
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45Michigan (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
46Michigan (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
47Michigan (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
48Michigan (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
49Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Residential Life in Mid-19th Century Ann Arbor
In 1858 Main Street jeweler Joseph C. Watts built his large brick home on the northeast corner of Liberty and Division within easy walking distance of his Main Street shop. Multiple fireplaces, a roof-top widow's walk, and ornate trim in the . . . Map (db m125134) HM
50Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Riverbank Rescue
The Problem The river front is a much loved aspect of the Arboretum. But there was trouble in paradise. Heavy use, lack of vegetation, concrete and the natural flow of the river all contributed to severe degradation of the banks. Without a . . . Map (db m161701) HM
51Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Shagbark HickoryCarya ovata, ~65-70 years old
Mighty Tough • The National Forest Service's manual of native trees states that "no commercial species of wood is equal to it in combined strength, toughness, hardness, and stiffness." • The wood is excellent for burning and is used to . . . Map (db m162142) HM
52Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Shopping on East Huron Street
Advertising signs and cards display the wide variety of goods offered in the 1870s by the businesses pictured above. The plank sidewalk, gas lanterns, and dirt road have long since been replaced by concrete, bright lights, and blacktop. All the . . . Map (db m171569) HM
53Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Simpson Memorial Institute1927
The Thomas Henry Simpson Memorial Institute for Medical Research combined medical research and patient care activities, provided research experience for medical and postgraduate students, direct care to its patients on the third floor, and . . . Map (db m108898) HM
54Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Social and Political Change on South University
When local merchants began the Ann Arbor Art Fair in July 1960, South University catered to both townspeople and students. During 40 years of social and political change, the fair grew into a city-wide extravaganza. In the twentieth century, as . . . Map (db m109062) HM
55Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
In 1869 German settlers, led by the Reverend Frederick Schmid, organized the first Lutheran congregation in Northfield Township. The original church on the site was dedicated in 1874. On March 13, 1932, the church and parsonage were destroyed by . . . Map (db m170945) HM
56Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — L1181 — St. Thomas the Apostle Church
In 1831 Father Patrick O'Kelly came from Detroit to minister to the Irish Catholics in the Washtenaw area. He offered his first mass in Ann Arbor on July 12, 1835, in a home located on land bounded by Detroit, Kingsley and Fifth Streets. St. Thomas . . . Map (db m51695) HM
57Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — The 19th-Century Neighborhood
Most of the 19th-century homes and churches built between downtown (upper left) and UM campus (lower right) have been lost to 20th-century commercial expansion. In what was once a neighborhood of quiet, unpaved tree-lined streets, residents could . . . Map (db m125566) HM
58Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — The Ann Arbor Railroad
The Toledo & Ann Arbor Railroad reached Ann Arbor in 1878 amid festive celebrations. "Big Jim" Ashley, former lawyer, abolitionist, and Ohio congressman, was the driving force behind its construction. Always one to seize opportunities, Ashley . . . Map (db m156473) HM
59Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — 20 — The Central Forty and The Diag
In 1837, the University of Michigan was relocated from Detroit to Ann Arbor where the Ann Arbor Land Company had donated forty acres of land for the site of the university. This original forty acre campus was the area of Central Campus bounded by . . . Map (db m140415) HM
60Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — The Changing Face of North Fourth Avenue
When A. V. Robinson & Son's Livery and Hack Stable advertised "Best Carriages in the City for Funerals" in 1872, the building that had housed the Goodrich House Hotel still stood just down the street. The YMCA was built on the hotel site in 1904. . . . Map (db m171479) HM
61Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — The Corners of South University and East University Avenues
In the 1898 panorama above, campus buildings had not yet reached this corner. The School of Engineering and its shops can be seen in the distance. Cousins and Hall greenhouses and florist shop occupied most of the first block across South . . . Map (db m109051) HM
62Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — The Denison Archway
So named in honor of him who suggested the idea of constructing it Professor Charles Simeon Denison, for forty-two years teacher of stereotomy, mechanism, and drawing in the University of Michigan. This tablet is placed here by his . . . Map (db m100445) HM
63Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — The Last Deposit
On a hot August night in 1927 four fully loaded interurban freight cars, parked near the County Fairgrounds (out Jackson Ave., where Veterans Park is today), broke loose from their couplings and began rolling back to town. Gaining momentum with . . . Map (db m169814) HM
64Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — The Main Street Shopping Experience
Founded in 1860, Mack & Company grew to be Ann Arbor’s largest department store. In 1870 it advertised dress goods, household goods, flannels, shawls and cloakings, “selling everything cheap.” By 1900 it had become Main Street’s premier . . . Map (db m94375) HM
65Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — The Making of a Great University
When classes began in 1841, Mason Hall (left) housed classrooms, a chapel, a library, a museum, and dormitory rooms. Two professors taught thirteen students Greek, Latin, mathematics, and rhetoric. South College (right), a second . . . Map (db m145739) HM
66Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — The Michigan Ross Bur OakA Symbol of the Community
Conserving our living history For 200 years or more, a majestic bur oak and its companions grew on a site that eventually became home to the Ross School of Business. But when the school took on a new construction project in 2014, concerns . . . Map (db m124106) HM
67Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — The Michigan Union and the Peace Corps
At 2 a.m., October 14, 1960, three weeks before the election, presidential candidate John F. Kennedy addressed a densely packed crowd in front of the Michigan Union. In a three-minute impromptu speech, he challenged them to contribute a part of . . . Map (db m134565) HM
68Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — 1 — The President's House1840
Completed in the summer of 1840, this stucco-over-brick house was one of four dwellings built for professors after relocation of the University to Ann Arbor in 1837. It has been the University's chief official residence and the center of social . . . Map (db m126314) HM
69Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — The Staeblers and the Germania/American Hotel
In 1885 Michael Staebler, a successful farmer from a pioneer German family west of town, constructed this building as the Germania Hotel. Balls, lectures, musical programs, and meetings of the Germania Society were held on the third floor. . . . Map (db m156512) HM
70Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — The Streets Around Courthouse Square
For over one hundred years the streets surrounding Courthouse Square were a focus for busy Ann Arbor life. Most structures that housed the many businesses and activities around the square are gone. No photo exists of Miss Monroe's primary . . . Map (db m171501) HM
71Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — The University of Michigan Men's Glee Club"In Tradition, Camaraderie, and Musical Excellence" — 1859 - 150th Anniversary - 2009 —
In the 19th century, at universities throughout the United States, students came together in celebration of their love of song to form glee clubs. Leading the trend was the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, founded in 1859. Through the years, . . . Map (db m100603) HM
72Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — L1857 — Thomas Church / St. Thomas Cemetery
Thomas Church In 1833 the Basel Mission Institute of Switzerland sent Friedrick Schmid as its first missionary to the United States. Schmid is credited with founding some twenty churches in Michigan, including the Thomas Church. At first . . . Map (db m169888) HM
73Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Three Generations of Metzgers on Washington Street
Wilhelm Metzger and Christian Kuhn had been in the U.S. for only a few years when they and Wilhelm's wife Marie rented the German American Restaurant from the Flautz family in 1928. The Metzgers, their two children, and Kuhn, a bachelor, lived on . . . Map (db m156553) HM
74Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — L237 — Ticknor-Campbell House
Side 1 In 1844 Benjamin Ticknor, a U.S. naval surgeon from Connecticut, built this Classic Revival house on his 183-acre farm in Pittsfield Township. He used cobblestone construction, which originated in upstate New York. The rear wing . . . Map (db m101798) HM
75Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — SU-39 — Village of Dixboro
The Village of Dixboro was founded by Captain John Dix in 1824. He was born in Massachusetts, went to sea at sixteen, achieved the title of captain, and served on a privateer in the War of 1812. The site selected for the village by Dix lay among an . . . Map (db m171237) HM
76Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Washtenaw County War Memorial
In memory of the soldiers and sailors of Washtenaw County who served in the Civil War, 1861-1865, also those who served in the war with Spain, 1898. Erected A. D. 1914.Map (db m26659) HM
77Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — Weeping Japanese CherryPrunus subhirtella 'Pendula' ~60 years old
Symbol of Friendship • In 1912, the Japanese government donated thousands of cherry trees to the United States as a symbol of friendship. • U-M alumni living in Japan donated this specimen in Dow Field. Planted in 1957 . . . Map (db m162009) HM
78Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — White WillowSalix alba, ~95 years old
Behind the Scenes • Willows filter contaminants from wastewater and can be used in ecological wastewater treatment systems. • Salix alba, with the ability to hybridize, has an estimated 300 sub-species and named hybrids. • . . . Map (db m162448) HM
79Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor — 16 — William L. Clements Library1923
William L. Clements (1882, LLD 1934hon) was a regent of the University of Michigan (1910-1933) whose life-long avocation was the collection of books, maps and related materials on American History from 1492 to 1800. In 1922, he donated to the . . . Map (db m93665) HM
80Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor Township — 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
81Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor Township — 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
82Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor Township — 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
83Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor Township — 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
84Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor Township — 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
85Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor Township — 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
86Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor Township — The Gristmill
This mill -- the type designed by American inventor Oliver Evans -- represents a milestone in the automation of American industry. The machinery inside automatically ground, sifted, and bagged grain, carrying it through a system of chutes and . . . Map (db m104744) HM
87Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor Township — The Parker Family & Mill
William Q. Parker and his new bride, Mary, came to Washtenaw County in 1861 from England. After two years in Lodi Township, Mary purchased 61 acres between Geddes Road and the Huron River. Here, in 1873, on the ruins of the old Fleming sawmill, . . . Map (db m104814) HM
88Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor Township — The Power of Fleming Creek
What is Hydropower? Hydropower uses the energy of falling water to do work, either to move machinery or generate electricity. Originally, a metal turbine underneath the gristmill harnessed the power of Fleming Creek. Water from . . . Map (db m104765) HM
89Michigan (Washtenaw County), Ann Arbor Township — Welcome to the Parker Family Mills!
Starting a New Life William Q. Parker and his bride Mary came from England in 1861 to begin a new life. They purchased land in Washtenaw County and by 1872 were well-established farmers. Here, on the ruins of the old Fleming . . . Map (db m104677) HM
90Michigan (Washtenaw County), Chelsea — L1356 — Chelsea / Chelsea Depot
(side 1) Chelsea In the 1830s the Congdon brothers, Elisha and James, settled the land where Chelsea is located. In 1848 they offered the Michigan Central Railroad a free site on which to build a station. The first and succeeding . . . Map (db m54136) HM
91Michigan (Washtenaw County), Chelsea — L1956 — First Congregational Church
Vermont Congregationalists organized a church in Sylvan Township in 1849. In 1852 the built the first church in the village, here on land donated by Chelsea founder Elisha Congdon. When that building burned in 1894, John Foster of Chelsea built the . . . Map (db m54156) HM
92Michigan (Washtenaw County), Chelsea — L505 — John Cassidy House
Built in 1853, 1861Map (db m169886) HM
93Michigan (Washtenaw County), Chelsea — L0193 — North Lake Methodist Church
The Reverend Charles Glenn organized the first Methodist class here in 1836, and for the next ten years the group met in the home of his brother, John. In 1846 the brothers presented the congregation with a building which served as both church and . . . Map (db m55416) HM
94Michigan (Washtenaw County), Chelsea — Oak Grove Cemetery Civil War Memorial
(North Face): Erected under the auspices of Woman's Relief Corps No. 210, assisted by R.P. Carpenter Post No. 41, and Patriotic Citizens 1861 to 1865 (West Face):R.P. Carpenter Post No 41 To the memory of our noble dead who freely . . . Map (db m26732) HM
95Michigan (Washtenaw County), Chelsea — S0524 — The Welfare Building
The Welfare Building was constructed in 1906 as a recreation facility for the workers of the Glazier Stove Company. It featured a swimming pool, a billiard hall, a basketball court, a theatre and a reading room. Chelsea native Frank P. Glazier, who . . . Map (db m54138) HM
96Michigan (Washtenaw County), Chelsea — L756 — Zion Lutheran Church
Pioneer German families founded Zion Lutheran Church in 1865 as the western portion of Saint Thomas Lutheran parish. The congregation adopted its first constitution and dedicated this substantial Neo-Gothic building in 1867. The church was enlarged . . . Map (db m169889) HM
97Michigan (Washtenaw County), Dexter — Alice Frances House•Library
Given by Senator Royal Samuel Copeland to the Village of Dexter Michigan 1928 Modeled from New England Libraries Originally the first post officeMap (db m142357) HM
98Michigan (Washtenaw County), Dexter — L2227 — Delhi Bridge
(side 1) The Delhi Bridge was one of many Pratt through truss iron bridges built to order by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio, between 1876 and 1899 to span the Huron River. It was listed in the National Register of Historic . . . Map (db m60228) HM
99Michigan (Washtenaw County), Dexter — Dexter Area Civil War Memorial
Erected by the citizens of Dexter and vicinity, in memory of the heroes who fought and the martyrs who died that the republic might live. Dedicated May 30, 1898 1861-1865Map (db m53429) HM
100Michigan (Washtenaw County), Dexter — L1303 — Dexter Depot / Track Pans
Dexter Depot The Michigan Central Railroad reached Dexter from Detroit on July 4, 1841, just after Dexter's first depot was completed. Frederick H. Spier of Detroit designed the present depot, which was completed in record time. Work began on . . . Map (db m54861) HM

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