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Historical Markers in Chelsea, 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 (278) Jackson County, MI (118) Lenawee County, MI (132) Livingston County, MI (65) Monroe County, MI (187) Oakland County, MI (414) Wayne County, MI (550)  WashtenawCounty(278) Washtenaw County (278)  JacksonCounty(118) Jackson County (118)  LenaweeCounty(132) Lenawee County (132)  LivingstonCounty(65) Livingston County (65)  MonroeCounty(187) Monroe County (187)  OaklandCounty(414) Oakland County (414)  WayneCounty(550) Wayne County (550)
Ann Arbor is the county seat for Washtenaw County
Chelsea is in Washtenaw County
      Washtenaw County (278)  
ADJACENT TO WASHTENAW COUNTY
      Jackson County (118)  
      Lenawee County (132)  
      Livingston County (65)  
      Monroe County (187)  
      Oakland County (414)  
      Wayne County (550)  
 
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1Michigan, 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
2Michigan, Washtenaw County, Chelsea — Chelsea's Corner Grocery Store
A continuous line of grocery houses once occupied the corner of Main and Park streets for more than 120 years. The property at 125 S. Main Street was the southern border of Chelsea in the 1850s. The border once had a deep ravine running through . . . Map (db m208075) HM
3Michigan, 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
4Michigan, Washtenaw County, Chelsea — Jerusalem
John K. Bingham dammed Mill Creek near this site and built a sawmill in 1831-32. His dam provided power for 99 years. The mill was expanded to include grist milling in 1860 and cider pressing before 1900. Since its founding the hamlet has been . . . Map (db m176476) HM
5Michigan, Washtenaw County, Chelsea — L505 — John Cassidy House
Built in 1853, 1861Map (db m169886) HM
6Michigan, Washtenaw County, Chelsea — Landmark Site of the Former B&B Glazier Stove Co. OfficesFinished in 1902
On the northwest corner of Main Street and the railroad corridor was a distinctive 50 x 70 foot cut fieldstone structure to house the short-lived offices of the Glazier Stove Co. which went bankrupt in 1907. Frank P. Glazier was the main owner of . . . Map (db m208246) HM
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7Michigan, Washtenaw County, Chelsea — McKune BlockA Hotel That Never Was
Historically the building located on the northeast corner of Main and Middle was known as the McKune Block. The block was called McKune after its owner and builder Timothy McKune built this late Commercial Italianate building in the late 1870s. . . . Map (db m207742) HM
8Michigan, 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
9Michigan, Washtenaw County, Chelsea — Oak Grove Cemetery-Chelsea
Oak Grove was established in 1860 with the help of women in the community whose efforts made improvements on the cemetery grounds. The first twenty years saw so few burials here that the city was credited with healthfulness. The names of many . . . Map (db m176522) HM
10Michigan, Washtenaw County, Chelsea — 53-DT — Park Lawn Beach
North Territorial Road was established by the Michigan Territory to direct settlers to the development of the West. In 1833, John Glenn and his family arrived from New York State and followed the Johnny Appleseed tradition of developing orchards. . . . Map (db m210815) HM
11Michigan, Washtenaw County, Chelsea — Park Street, East of Main Street
Once the site of a livery, a blacksmith shop, dairy bars and a garage Park Street was created when Elisha Congdon's second land addition to the village was added in 1861. If was the first of three streets, south of the original village . . . Map (db m180112) HM
12Michigan, Washtenaw County, Chelsea — The Durand Hatch Block
Fronting both Middle and Main streets, this fine example of Commercial Victorian architecture was constructed in 1882 to replace a wood framed structure destroyed by fire. It features narrow second story windows, cast iron columns with iron . . . Map (db m207819) HM
13Michigan, 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
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14Michigan, Washtenaw County, Chelsea — Vermont Cemetery
In memory of the pioneers of this region who came here from Vermont in 1832. These early settlers were:
W.M. Arnold DavisIra Spauling
Warren A. DavisWarren Spaulding
Orlo . . . Map (db m209882) HM
15Michigan, Washtenaw County, Chelsea — Vogel's & Foster'sA 19th Century Department Store Founded by Harmon S. Holmes
The legacy of Vogel's & Foster's began 130 years ago with the successful entrepreneurship of Harmon S. Holmes. He arrived in Chelsea in 1872 at age 17 to work for and eventually partner with Thomas Wilkinson in his dry goods store. Throughout his . . . Map (db m207917) HM
16Michigan, Washtenaw County, Chelsea — Vogel's & Foster'sMen's and Women's Stores Reunited
In 1932 Vogel's and Foster's celebrated their 60th anniversary. At this time interior and exterior renovations were completed. An alley window opening on the north side of the building was replaced with solid brick. The following year, Ed Vogel . . . Map (db m208071) HM
17Michigan, 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
 
 
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Feb. 4, 2023