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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Detroit, Michigan

 
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1Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald
The S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald known as one of the largest ships on the Great Lakes, passed by this location transporting taconite iron ore to ports in Detroit, Toledo and beyond. November 10, 2015 marked 40 years since this 729-foot . . . Map (db m120848) HM
2Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald1958 - 1975
The flagship of the Oglesbay-Norton fleet sailed for 6,857 days on the Great Lakes carrying iron ore to feed the steel mills of Michigan and Ohio. She was built at the Great Lakes Engineering Works at River Rouge, Michigan- Nine miles west of here. . . . Map (db m120859) HM
3Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S.S. Edmund FitzgeraldAnchor
One evening in 1974, the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald anchored at the Detroit River's Belle Isle Anchorage, 800 feet off Riopelle Street, east of the Renaissance Center. The next morning, as the crew worked to raise the starboard bow anchor, . . . Map (db m183917) HM
4Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S.S. William Clay Ford / U.S.S. YanticPilot House / Anchor
S.S. William Clay Ford Pilot House The S.S. William Clay Ford provided years of reliable service transporting iron ore and coal from the upper Great Lakes to the River Rouge Steel Plant, a subsidiary of Ford Motor . . . Map (db m183921) HM
5Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S665 — The Detroit Free Press
Older than the state of Michigan, the Detroit Free Press began publishing as the Democratic Free Press and Michigan Intelligencer May 5, 1831. The Free Press supported the drive for statehood, helped establish the Associated . . . Map (db m91347) HM
6Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — 19th U.S. Infantry
In memory of our deceased comrades of the 19th U.S. Infantry and other Regts. Erected by the 19th U.S. Inf. Veteran Assn.Map (db m14118) WM
7Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L0549 — Alpha House
Built about 1918, this Neoclassical-style structure houses Gamma Lambda Chapter, third graduate chapter of the first black national Greek letter fraternity in the United States: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Founded in 1906 at Cornell University, . . . Map (db m172650) HM
8Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0534 — American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics was founded on June 24, 1930, by thirty-four physicians at Harper Hospital. Isaac A. Abt, M.D., was elected as its first president; John L. Morse, M.D., was chosen as the first vice-president; and Clifford G. . . . Map (db m172655) HM
9Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Andrew R. Strable Catholic War Veterans Memorial
Andrew R. Strable Catholic War Veterans Stand for a moment in silence, and let there rise from your heart a prayer beseeching Almighty God, the father of us all, to grant to the souls of our departed comrades, a peace and a glory that is . . . Map (db m197671) WM
10Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L1764 — Assumption Roman Catholic Church / Assumption Grotto Church Complex
Assumption Roman Catholic Church The origins of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church can be traced to 1830, when German immigrants first arrived in Detroit. Warned away from cholera-stricken Detroit, they built a log . . . Map (db m172802) HM
11Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — At The Height Of His PowersThe Early Years of Henry Ford
Henry Ford was only 41 years old when the new Ford Motor Company moved to Piquette Avenue in lat 1904. Despite two earlier corporate failures, he was a gifted and self-taught engineer, a decisive risk-taker. And he was able to envision the new . . . Map (db m172661) HM
12Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L2274 — Bailey Temple Church Of God In Christ
On July 4, 1926, Pastor John Seth Bailey (1896-1984) founded the McKinley Avenue Church of God in Christ. The church held services in a tent here, then moved to a nearby store in the winter. They built a brick church in 1928 and lengthened it by . . . Map (db m172687) HM
13Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L388 — Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
In 1839 a group of black Detroit citizens formed the Colored Methodist Society, which became the core of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The group held meetings in a hall which was donated by the Detroit Common Council. The Society . . . Map (db m32496) HM
14Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Birthplace of Captain Charles A. Lindbergh
This tablet marks the birthplace of Captain Charles A. Lindbergh The first aviator to fly from New York to Paris was born here, February 4, 1902, the son of Charles A. and Evangeline Lodge Lindbergh. After flying alone 3640 miles in . . . Map (db m176581) HM
15Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S62 — Birthplace of Ford Automobile
This marker commemorates the birthplace of the Ford Motor car. Here in 1892, Henry Ford began experimenting with the motorized vehicle in his workshop, a small one-story brick structure, once located on this site. His invention was quite simple . . . Map (db m174295) HM
16Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S609 — Bishop's Residence
Side 1 This Tudor Revival residence was constructed in the mid-1920s. The Boston architectural firm of Maginnis and Walsh designed the house for the Catholic bishop of Detroit during the tenure of Michael J. Gallagher. Its ecclesiastical . . . Map (db m120913) HM
17Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0758 — Black Bottom
Named for its dark marsh soils, Black Bottom was a neighborhood roughly bound by Gratiot Avenue, St. Aubin Street, Larned Street and Brush Street. European immigrants settle here in the mid-nineteenth century. Between World Wars I and II it became . . . Map (db m178275) HM
18Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S650 — Brewster Homes
Between 1910 and 1940 Detroit’s African American population increased dramatically. Faced with restrictions on where they could live, many African Americans were forced into substandard housing. In 1935 First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt broke ground for . . . Map (db m172651) HM
19Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L0535 — Central United Methodist Church
Lewis Cass, governor of the Territory of Michigan, approved a constitution for the First Methodist Episcopal Society May 17, 1822. This church, a direct successor, was designed by Gordon W. Lloyd. It was completed in 1867 by the combined efforts of . . . Map (db m42313) HM
20Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L1891 — Central Woodward Christian Church
The Detroit firm George D. Mason and Company designed this building for the Disciples of Christ in 1927. Although the structure remains relatively unchanged since its completion in 1928, the windows reflect the significant changes that occurred as . . . Map (db m174291) HM
21Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S687 — Chapman Abraham / Jewish Soldiers in the Civil War
Chapman Abraham During the French and Indian War (1754-1763), the British took Canada from France and with it possession of French forts in the western Great Lakes region, including Detroit. The post remained an important center of trade . . . Map (db m33485) HM
22Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L0808 — Chapoton House
Alexander Chapoton built this Queen Anne style townhouse in the early 1870s. Chapoton, a builder, was one of the contractors for the state capitol in Lansing. A descendant of one of Detroit’s oldest families, he was a state legislator and a member . . . Map (db m174292) HM
23Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S325 — Charles Lang Freer House / Merrill-Palmer Institute
Charles Lang Freer House Detroit industrialist Charles Lang Freer prospered primarily as a railroad car manufacturer. This house, considered Michigan's finest example of the Shingle Style, was designed by Wilson Eyre Jr. of Philadelphia and . . . Map (db m84630) HM
24Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S280 — Chicago Road
The Great Sauk Trail, the most important Indian trail in the Great Lakes region, was used later by French explorers, fur traders, missionaries, and soldiers. After the 1760's the trail became a major road for British and American travelers. In the . . . Map (db m42298) HM
25Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L0774 — Church of Annunciation
The Annunciation (Evangelismos) Greek Orthodox Church was founded in 1910. It became the center of Detroit’s Hellenic community, which dates back to the early 1890s. The first liturgy was held in a rented hall on Miami Boulevard (now Broadway). By . . . Map (db m172522) HM
26Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Comerica IncorporatedMichigan Centennial Business
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Comerica Incorporated Founded in 1849 For more than 100 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for contribution to the . . . Map (db m91682) HM
27Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L1694 — Conant Gardens
Conant Gardens reflects black settlement in Detroit's northeast side during the first of two large migrations of blacks to Detroit after World War I . The neighborhood was originally designed as a community for white collar employees of the Ford . . . Map (db m170435) HM
28Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Creating A Legendat the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
The Ford Motor Company Piquette Avenue Plant became the "laboratory" in which Henry Ford explored design and created the car that changed the world, the Model T. Built for Ford Motor Company in 1904, its three brick stories rose next to the . . . Map (db m172660) HM
29Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0675 — David Dunbar Buick / Buick Motor Company
David Dunbar BuickDavid Dunbar Buick, for whom the Buick automobile is named, came to Detroit from Scotland with his parents in 1856 at age two. A plumbing inventor and businessman, Buick turned to building gasoline engines for boats on the . . . Map (db m180137) HM
30Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0743 — David Whitney Building
Opened in 1915, this building was named for David Whitney, Jr. (1830-1900), a Detroit lumber, real estate and shipping magnate. During construction, the Detroit Free Press called it the “finest in the country.” Daniel H. Burnham and Company . . . Map (db m174309) HM
31Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S358 — David Whitney, Jr. Residence
This mansion was once described as "an American palace enjoying the distinction of being the most pretentious modern home in the state and one of the most elaborate houses in the west." David Whitney, Jr. (1830-1900), its owner, was one of the . . . Map (db m84641) HM
32Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0451 — Detroit Plaindealer
The office of the Plaindealer, Detroit’s first successful black newspaper, was located on this site. Founded in 1883 by five young men, it served as an advocate of black interests in Michigan and throughout the Midwest. Especially concerned . . . Map (db m174296) HM
33Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L1207 — Detroit Association of Women's Clubs
The Detroit Association of Colored Women's Clubs was organized on April 8, 1921, with eight clubs. This association reached its peak membership in 1945 with 73 clubs and 3,000 members. Affiliated with the Michigan and National Associations of . . . Map (db m84638) HM
34Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Detroit Club
Detroit Club 712 Cass Avenue Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By the United States Department Of The Interior 1892Map (db m174308) HM
35Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L0685 — Detroit Copper & Brass
On this site, once owned by Christian Buhl--alderman, city mayor, police commissioner and banker--stands the former office of the Detroit Copper & Brass Rolling Mills Company. Buhl was the first president of the company, which was incorporated in . . . Map (db m170433) HM
36Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L175 — Detroit Cornice and Slate Building
Designed by Harry J. Rill in 1897 for the Detroit Cornice and Slate Company, this building features a finely crafted facade of galvanized steel. The use of sheet metal in commercial buildings evolved from the cast iron structures built in New York . . . Map (db m172520) HM
37Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Detroit Free PressMichigan Centennial Business
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Detroit Free Press Founded in 1831 For more than 150 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for contribution to the . . . Map (db m91356)
38Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0746C — Detroit July 1967
In July 1967 the civil unrest that had been spreading across the United States reached Detroit. In the early morning hours of July 23, Detroit police officers raided a blind pig, an illegal after-hours bar, where patrons were celebrating the return . . . Map (db m170436) HM
39Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Detroit River HeritageRiver History
For centuries, Native People used the Detroit River for travel, trade, and food. From 1701 to the mid-19th century, French, British, and American settlers used the River the same way. After 1870, companies that processed steel, chemicals, . . . Map (db m33419) HM
40Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Detroit Spanish American War Monument
Front:Cuba Porto Rico Erected by the people of Wayne County in commemoration of the services of her volunteer sons in the Army, Navy and Marine Corps of the United States during the war with Spain 1898-1902 Reverse: China . . . Map (db m26655) HM
41Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L0443 — Detroit Urban League
The Detroit Urban League began in 1916 with Forrester B. Washington as executive director, and Henry G. Stevens as president. The organization’s initial purpose was the improvement of the social, moral, and material status of the large number of . . . Map (db m172648) HM
42Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Detroit's Underground Railway Station
This tablet marks the site of Detroit's "Underground Railway Station"

A large brick building known as "The Finney House Barn," was located here and used as a depot for helping slaves gain freedom into Canada from 1833 until the Civil . . . Map (db m91616) HM
43Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L2250 — Duane Doty School
Duane Doty School first opened its doors in the fall of 1909. It was built as Detroit grew north along Woodward Avenue in the first quarter of the twentieth century. The school was named for Duane Doty (circa 1836-1902), an early Superintendent of . . . Map (db m180910) HM
44Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L2281 — Eastern Liggett School / Detroit Waldorf School
Eastern Liggett School Albert Kahn designed this school in the Arts and Crafts style in 1913. It opened in 1914 as Eastern Liggett, a college preparatory school for girls, Kahn oversaw the addition of an auditorium, gymnasium and new classrooms . . . Map (db m173028) HM
45Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Edwin Denby Enlistment
Edwin Denby Enlisted on this spot 26 April 1917 As Private, U.S.M.C.Map (db m42315) HM
46Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L0362 — Elijah McCoy Homesite
Elijah McCoy, the noted black inventor, lived on this site for much of his adult life. Born in 1844 to fugitive slaves residing in Canada, McCoy was trained in Scotland as a mechanical engineer, and came to Michigan after the Civil War. . . . Map (db m172647) HM
47Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — 453 — Elmwood CemeteryMichigan Registered Historic Site
In 1846 when this was a farm on the outskirts of Detroit, a group of gentlemen formed a corporation and purchased the land for use as a public cemetery. The trustees patterned the grounds after Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and . . . Map (db m21845) HM
48Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L0365 — Fannie Richards Homesite
Fannie Richards, Detroit’s first black public school teacher, lived on this site. Born in Virginia about 1840, she moved to Detroit as a young woman. In 1863, she opened a private school for black children, and two years later was appointed to teach . . . Map (db m172548) HM
49Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0069 — Finney Barn
Seymour Finney conducted one of the principal passenger depots of the underground railroad in the Detroit area. Finney, a tailor by trade, later became a hotel-keeper, and it was in this capacity that he assisted fugitive slaves in the era prior to . . . Map (db m41190) HM
50Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L329 — First Congregational Church of Detroit
In 1801, David Bacon and his wife Alice made the first attempt to establish Congregationalism in Detroit. Sent by a Connecticut Congregational society, the Bacons failed in their efforts to build a mission. It was not until 1844 that the First . . . Map (db m84643) HM
51Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L516 — First Jewish Religious Services
Near this site, in 1850, a small group of German-Jewish immigrants gathered at the home of Isaac and Sarah Cozens and formed the Bet El Society. Here Marcus Cohen, a layman, conducted the first Jewish religious service in Detroit. The following . . . Map (db m174196) HM
52Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0288 — First Michigan Colored Regiment
The First Michigan Colored Regiment was organized at Camp Ward, which originally stood at this location. Formed from August through October 1863, a year of draft riots and protests against the war, this Negro regiment consisted entirely of . . . Map (db m14889) HM
53Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L497 — First Unitarian Universalist Church
Perry W. McAdow and his wife Clara built this elaborate mansion in 1891. The McAdows, who had earned their fortune in the gold mines of Montana, lived here from 1891 to 1897. The house continued as a private residence until 1913, when it was sold . . . Map (db m84642) HM
54Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Flag Pole
This flagpole was donated to the Dossin Great Lakes Museum by the Detroit News in 1960. The arrangement of yardarm and gaff spar is referred to as a Navy or Yacht Club rig, with the American flag hoisted on the gaff, as it would have been . . . Map (db m183919) HM
55Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — 727 — Ford Building
Among Detroit’s first skyscrapers, the nineteen-story Ford Building was built between 1907 and 1909. The Chicago architectural firm Daniel H. Burnham and Company designed it and two other Detroit buildings, the Majestic and the Dime. One of the . . . Map (db m90780) HM
56Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S635 — Ford Hunger March
On March 7, 1932, in the midst of the Depression, unemployed autoworkers. their families and union organizers braved bitter cold temperatures and gathered at this bridge, intent on marching to the Ford Rouge Plant and presenting a list of demands to . . . Map (db m147218) HM
57Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L0594 — Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company was incorporated as an automobile manufacturer on June 16, 1903. The articles of incorporation were drawn up and signed in the office of Alexander Y. Malcolmson, who operated a coal yard once located on this site. Henry Ford gave . . . Map (db m33525) HM
58Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0681 — Ford Piquette Plant
Completed in 1904, the Piquette Avenue Plant was the first factory built by the Ford Motor Company. The building was designed by the Detroit firm of Field, Hinchman and Smith. Models B, C, F, K, N, R, S, and T were produced here between 1904 and . . . Map (db m172659) HM
59Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Ford's Model TThe Secret on the Third Floor
"Get a good lock for the door," Henry Ford told Charles Sorenson in January 1907. "We're going to start a completely new job." A special locked room was created at the back of the Piquette plant's third floor for Henry's special and secret . . . Map (db m172663) HM
60Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — 71 — Fort LernoultRegistered Michigan Historic Site
This marks the site of the southwest bastion of Fort Lernoult. It was here, on July 11, 1796, that the American flag was first flown over Detroit. The fort was built by the British in 1778-79 to protect Detroit against the possibility of attack by . . . Map (db m21736) HM
61Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — 27 — Fort Pontchartrain
The first permanent French settlement in the Detroit region was built on this site in 1701. The location was recommended by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, who wished to move the fur trade center south from Michilimackinac. Cadillac's plan was . . . Map (db m21853) HM
62Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L101 — Fort Street Presbyterian Church
Second Presbyterian Church was organized in 1849 by the Reverend Robert K. Kellogg and twenty-six charter members. The present limestone building, dedicated in 1855, was designed by Octavius and Albert Jordan in Gothic Revival style. Renamed in 1859 . . . Map (db m91345) HM
63Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0182 — Fort Wayne
No hostile shots have ever been fired from this star-shaped fort built in the 1840s to guard against a British invasion from Canada which never came. This third bastion to protect the river approach to the city was named for General "Mad" Anthony . . . Map (db m14292) HM
64Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0224 — Frederick Douglass - John Brown Meeting
In the home of William Webb, 200 feet north of this spot, two famous Americans met several Detroit Negro residents on March 12, 1859, to discuss methods of abolishing American Negro slavery. John Brown (1800-1859), fiery antislavery leader, ardently . . . Map (db m168910) HM
65Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L2298 — Friendship Baptist Church
In 1916 the Rev. Samuel S. Cumby founded Friendship Baptist Church, an African-American congregation, on Russell Street. The Rev. John Henry Johnson (1878-1957) began to lead the church the next year. Its membership grew rapidly over the next two . . . Map (db m172654) HM
66Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0464 — Gabriel Richard
Father Gabriel Jacques Richard, S. S., (1767-1832) -- pastor, educator and public servant -- arrived in Detroit in 1798. In 1802 he became the pastor of Ste. Anne Church. He brought a printing press to the area and in 1809 printed Michigan's first . . . Map (db m14879) HM
67Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Gen. O. M. Poe Post No. 433
1923. This tablet is dedicated to Gen. O. M. Poe Post No. 433, Grand Army of the Republic, by its auxiliary, Gen. Poe Woman's Relief Corps No. 8. "Not for selfish gain or applause, but for honor and the glory of the cause they did that which will . . . Map (db m26657) HM
68Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — General Casimir Pulaski1748-1779
This monument to General Casimir Pulaski, who on Oct. 11, 1779 gave his life at Savannah, Georgia, in the cause of America independence, is a gift to the city of Detroit from the Central Citizens Committee in behalf of 400,000 Americans of Polish . . . Map (db m21877) HM
69Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0452 — George DeBaptiste Homesite
George DeBaptiste, a long-time Mason, and one of Detroit's most active and impassioned black community leaders, lived on this site during the 1850s and 60s. Born in Virginia about 1815, he moved to Madison, Indiana in 1838 and became involved in the . . . Map (db m14479) HM
70Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0473 — Germantown / The Harmonie Club
Germantown Fleeing political unrest in their homeland, Germans began arriving in Detroit during the 1830s. Lured by state of Michigan recruiting pamphlets, German musicians, teachers and professionals joined increasing numbers of immigrants in . . . Map (db m42263) HM
71Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Glimpses of Detroit's Riverfront HistorySt. Aubin Park Riverwalk
Stone 1: St. Aubin Park Riverwalk Glimpses of Detroit's Riverfront History This walk made possible by: Friends of Partners Detroit Recreation Department Dedicated July 1969 Stone 2: The Many Names of . . . Map (db m33975) HM
72Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Grand Army of the Republic
There are now forty-eight reasons why we will always remember the Grand Army of the Republic. Erected by Department of Michigan, Woman's Relief Corps, auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. Dedicated November, 1948.Map (db m26656) WM
73Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Grand Army of the Republic Building
Memorial to the Soldiers and Sailors of 1861-1865Map (db m14144) HM
74Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L1617 — Greater Shiloh Baptist Church
Founded in 1881 by the Reverend John Wills, this is Detroit’s second-oldest African-American Baptist congregation. Carlos N. Stokes, an African-American draftsman, designed the church in 1920. Although his plans were modified two years later by the . . . Map (db m172652) HM
75Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L2268 — Hartford Memorial Baptist Church
The Hartford Memorial congregation was the first African American church on Detroit’s west side. It began, under Rev. Edgar Edwards (1875-1942), as the international, interracial, interdenominational Institutional Baptist Church in 1917. Under its . . . Map (db m189350) HM
76Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Hazen S. Pingree
The citizens of Michigan erect this monument to the cherished memory of Hazen S. Pingree A gallant soldier, an enterprising and successful citizen, four times elected mayor of Detroit, twice governor of Michigan. He was the . . . Map (db m186863) HM WM
77Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L1323 — Henry Ford House
Henry and Clara Ford lived here from 1908 to 1915. The Fords were the first of a community of automobile magnates to reside in the Boston-Edison neighborhood. The Italian Renaissance Revival house, designed by Malcomson, Higginbotham and Clement of . . . Map (db m177724) HM
78Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Henry the HatterMichigan Centennial Business
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Henry the Hatter. Founded in 1893, for more than 100 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for contributing to the economic growth and . . . Map (db m42316) HM
79Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L1037 — Hilberry Theatre
This structure was completed in 1917 for the First Church of Christ, Scientist. Field, Hinchman and Smith - predecessor to the architectural firm of Smith, Hinchman and Grylls - designed it in a Classical Roman Ionic style. In 1961 Wayne State . . . Map (db m84482) HM
80Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L1627 — Holy Family Church
In the early twentieth century immigrants from southern Italy and Sicily settled in Detroit’s northeast side. They first worshipped in a chapel at Saints Peter and Paul Church. In 1907 Father Giovanni Boschi arrived in Detroit and began a campaign . . . Map (db m172521) HM
81Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S349 — Indian Village
Abraham Cook purchased the area, now known as Indian Village, from two French farmers, Gabriel St. Aubin and Francois Rivard, during the first decades of the nineteenth century. The vicinity, known as the Cook Farms, was a race track from 1836 to . . . Map (db m173023) HM
82Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L2320 — International Institute Of Detroit / International Institute Of Metropolitan Detroit
International Institute Of Detroit The International Institute of Detroit was founded by the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) in 1919. It was one of fifty-five institutes across the United States that developed after 1911, when Edith . . . Map (db m172692) HM
83Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — 504 — James A. Bailey
Circus entrepreneur James A. McGinnis was born near this site on July 4, 1847. At fourteen he joined a circus and adopted the name "Bailey". Developing a striking talent for advertising and management, he bought the Cooper & Bailey Shows which . . . Map (db m90963) HM
84Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L1607 — James H. Vhay House
James H. Vhay House Built in 1882Map (db m192020) HM
85Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L1770 — James Smith House
James Smith House Built Between 1820 - 1850Map (db m190560) HM
86Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Japanese Cherry Trees
These 100 Japanese cherry trees planted around the Scott Lagoon have been donated to the people of Detroit as a token of our friendship and goodwill jontly by The Japan Business Society of Detroit, and The citizens of Toyota, Japan A . . . Map (db m183863) HM
87Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L2155 — Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church
Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church was founded in 1854 when the growing First Presbyterian Church divided into three congregations. Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian built its first church at Jefferson and Rivard. U.S. Senator James McMillan; . . . Map (db m176939) HM
88Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L1006 — Joseph H. Esterling House
Joseph H. Esterling House Erected in 1864Map (db m190552) HM
89Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L1376 — L. B. King and Company Building
L. B. King and Company headquartered here from 1911 to 1932, and Annis Furs occupied the building from 1932 to 1983. Constructed in 1911 to the designs of James S. Rogers and Walter MacFarlane, it exemplifies the Chicago commercial style popular in . . . Map (db m173147) HM
90Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L1565 — Lewis College of Business
This Colonial Revival structure was built in 1910 for James F. Murphy, Treasurer of the Murphy Chair Company and a future director of the Murphy-Potter Company. In 1941 it became the office of the Lewis College of Business. Violet T. Lewis had . . . Map (db m84637) HM
91Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S514 — Mackenzie House
This 1895 Queen Anne style house, designed by Malcolmson & Higginbotham, was the home of David Mackenzie. Educator, scholar, and humanitarian, Mackenzie fostered higher education for Detroit students. While principal of Central High School, then . . . Map (db m84284) HM
92Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Major General Alpheus Starkey Williams1810-1878
Hero of two wars. Judge. Editor. Postmaster. Diplomat. Member of Congress. An untiring servant of the people. An honor to the City of Detroit. The Michigan Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States and citizens . . . Map (db m183859) HM WM
93Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — March On
March On It was March of 1932, the depths of depression, and thousands of souls, women and men, young and old, crossed the bridge and braved the cold, to deliver a list of fourteen demands, to the Rouge plant, just up the road. It was a bitter . . . Map (db m189487) HM
94Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — HB11 — Mariners' Church
In 1842, according to the will of Julia Ann Anderson, Mariners' Church was organized to serve the spiritual needs of Great Lakes seamen. Anderson had come to Detroit in 1818 with her husband, John, a brevet lieutenant colonel with the U.S. . . . Map (db m42295) HM
95Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — L0398 — Martin Kundig
This site bears the name of Father Martin Kundig, Wayne County’s first superintendent of the poor. Born in 1805 in Switzerland, Kundig was educated in Rome, and served in the Swiss Papal Guard, before coming to work in the Diocese of Detroit in . . . Map (db m172685) HM
96Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S074 — Michigan's First Capitol/Capitol Union School

Michigan's First Capitol At noon on September 22, 1823, citizens and dignitaries joined a Masonic procession to place the cornerstone for the capitol of the Michigan Territory on this site. The red brick building, designed by Obed Walt, . . . Map (db m91622) HM
97Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S0241 — Michigan's Oldest Jewish Cemetery
Beth El, the first Jewish congregation in Michigan, was organized in Detroit on September 22, 1850, by 12 families. This half-acre cemetery, dedicated on January 1, 1851, was known then as “The Champlain Street Cemetery of Temple Beth El” because . . . Map (db m180884) HM
98Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Mies van der Rohe Townhouses
Built 1958-1960 And Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places By The United States Department Of The InteriorMap (db m174567) HM
99Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — Milwaukee Junctionand the Birth of Detroit's Auto Industry
Railroads were the powerlines of industry, for movement of parts and products. Around 1900, new plants were built along railroad tracks with sidings and loading platforms. Here, in what was open land on the northern outskirts of Detroit, the . . . Map (db m172664) HM
100Michigan (Wayne County), Detroit — S592 — Motown
Side 1 The "Motown Sound" was created on this site from 1959 to 1972. The company was started with an $800 loan from the savings club of the Bertha and Berry Gordy, Sr., family. Originally called Tamla Records, the company's first national . . . Map (db m84958) HM

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Jul. 3, 2022