“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ferndale, Michigan

Clickable Map of Oakland County, Michigan and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Oakland County, MI (463) Genesee County, MI (156) Lapeer County, MI (41) Livingston County, MI (67) Macomb County, MI (149) Washtenaw County, MI (326) Wayne County, MI (566)  OaklandCounty(463) Oakland County (463)  GeneseeCounty(156) Genesee County (156)  LapeerCounty(41) Lapeer County (41)  LivingstonCounty(67) Livingston County (67)  MacombCounty(149) Macomb County (149)  WashtenawCounty(326) Washtenaw County (326)  WayneCounty(566) Wayne County (566)
Pontiac is the county seat for Oakland County
Ferndale is in Oakland County
      Oakland County (463)  
      Genesee County (156)  
      Lapeer County (41)  
      Livingston County (67)  
      Macomb County (149)  
      Washtenaw County (326)  
      Wayne County (566)  
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1 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale — 100 Year Anniversary1915 - 2015
This beautiful historic building was constructed and then destroyed by fire in 1914. Known as The Ferndale School, it was re-built in time for the 1915 school year. Eventually known as The Central School, in the 1920's it was remodeled for District . . . Map (db m107989) HM
2 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale — Deputy Albert AndersonMurdered in the Line of Duty August 12, 1917
Shortly after midnight on August 12, 1917, Oakland County Deputy Sheriff Albert Anderson arrived at Nine Mile Road and Woodward Avenue on the interurban railway car. After disembarking, he noticed a suspicious man in front of a nearby business. . . . Map (db m108384) HM
3 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale — Evangelical Association / Ferndale Fun Fact #3 / Ferndale History
(Side 1) Evangelical Association Historical Site 165 E. Nine Mile The Evangelical Association was the first church founded in Ferndale and the congregation began meeting in 1916 in a storefront on Woodward Avenue as the . . . Map (db m155340) HM
4 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale — Ferndale Center Building22750 Woodward — established 1929 —
At the southwest corner is the Ferndale Center Building. Originally named the C.H. Harrison Building, it housed the newly incorporated Ferndale City Hall offices in the 1930's. For many years, this three story building was the tallest structure in . . . Map (db m108232) HM
5 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale — L1074 — Ferndale School
Constructed in 1915Map (db m34228) HM
6 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale — Ferndale State Bank / Ferndale Fun Fact #1 / Ferndale History
(Side 1) Ferndale State Bank Historical Site 141 W. Nine Mile The Ferndale State Bank was the second bank in Ferndale, setting up shop within the former C.F. Smith Grocery store on July 1, 1924. Their early successes allowed . . . Map (db m155338) HM
7 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale — Ferndale Veterans Memorial
Dedicated To Those Who Served In The Armed Forces Of Our Country Honor Roll We remember the following veterans, who passed away since Memorial Day 2021. Robert F. Alford US Air Force Steven Blomberg US Marine Corps David Burnham US . . . Map (db m207731) WM
8 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale — Ferndale Veterans Memorial
"Freedom of Speech Freedom of Worship Freedom From Want Freedom From Fear" Franklin Delano Roosevelt President United States of America 1941 World War II(On left side of memorial) Curtis Behnke, Richard Berryman, George Bessenger, . . . Map (db m207951) WM
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9 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale — Ferndale World War I Memorial
April 6, 1917 Honor Roll Nov 11, 1918 A tribute to Ferndale's World War Veterans who offered all to their country "That Liberty and Justice might not perish from this earth" *These made the supreme sacrifice *Paul William Hornaday *Jack Yull . . . Map (db m207733) WM
10 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale — Five and DimeHistorical Site — 280 W. Nine Mile —
In the early years of the Village of Ferndale, most of the businesses were located on Woodward Avenue because Nine Mile Road was categorized as residential. The houses located on the street were primarily on the north side. On the south side the . . . Map (db m155329) HM
11 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale — 34 — From a Whisper to a Rallying CryMichigan Legal Milestone
"It's not fair." These were the last anguished words whispered by Vincent Chin as he lay dying, the victim of a hate crime on June 19, 1982. His words became a rallying cry for the Asian American community outraged at the lenient sentences his . . . Map (db m108319) HM
12 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale — In Memory of Vincent Chin
The State Bar of Michigan 34th Michigan Legal Milestone marker commemorates Ferndale as the birthplace in 1983 of the pan-ethnic Asian American civil and victim's rights movement resulting in the formation of the civil rights organization . . . Map (db m108321) HM
13 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale — 705 — Michigan's First Tri-level Intersection
During the 1950s, as Oakland County's population soared, the corner of Eight Mile Road and Woodward Avenue became the most congested crossroad in Michigan. The solution, envisioned in a plan created by Detroit and its surrounding counties in the . . . Map (db m31894) HM
14 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale — Pioneer & Merriman Apartments / Ferndale Fun Fact #2 / Ferndale History
(Side 1) Pioneer & Merriman Apartments Historical Site 195 W. Nine Mile During the early development of the West Nine Mile business area, two apartment buildings were constructed. The first was the Pioneer Apartments, . . . Map (db m155336) HM
15 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale — The Badder Building22801 Woodward — established 1920 —
At the northwest corner was the first two story brick commercial and office building in Ferndale, home to Leonard's Drugs in the 1920's and McMillan's Drugs in the 1940's. Two well-known businesses, Federal Department Store and Radio City, . . . Map (db m108287) HM
16 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale — The Crow's Nest
A Ferndale landmark, the Crow's Nest served as an early traffic signal at this intersection of Nine Mile and Woodward Avenue. The structure was created to hold policemen high above heavy traffic to direct traffic in a safe environment. The Crow's . . . Map (db m108383) HM
17 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale — The Inter-Urban Railcar - Detroit United Railway1895-1947
First incorporated in 1917, Ferndale's early development as a streetcar suburb of Detroit resulted in Ferndale having a small downtown and traditional high density development patterns. The streetcar system, with its fond memories, served . . . Map (db m108386) HM
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18 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale — The Lux Building22800 Woodward — established 1922 —
Originally built as a one-story building at the NE corner, and later that decade, a second story was added. On July 16, 1988, a stolen '88 Buick ran three red lights on northbound Woodward and broadsided an eastbound Pontiac at E. Nine Mile Rd. The . . . Map (db m108250) HM
19 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale — The Professional Building22757 Woodward — established 1926 —
Located at the southwest corner is the Professional Building, which replaced the Aston-Wallace Building during the widening of Woodward and is now located at the south end of the same block. Cunningham's Drug Store opened at this corner in 1931, . . . Map (db m108277) HM
20 Michigan, Oakland County, Ferndale, Royal Oak Township — L1953 — Carver Elementary School
During the early twentieth century, many African Americans migrated north to work in Detroit's automobile factories. Increased migration during World War II prompted Royal Oak Township's Clinton School District to split into two racially segregated . . . Map (db m95364) HM
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Apr. 15, 2024