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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rochester Hills, 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Oakland County, MI (294) Genesee County, MI (36) Lapeer County, MI (19) Livingston County, MI (32) Macomb County, MI (119) Washtenaw County, MI (166) Wayne County, MI (351)  OaklandCounty(294) Oakland County (294)  GeneseeCounty(36) Genesee County (36)  LapeerCounty(19) Lapeer County (19)  LivingstonCounty(32) Livingston County (32)  MacombCounty(119) Macomb County (119)  WashtenawCounty(166) Washtenaw County (166)  WayneCounty(351) Wayne County (351)
Location of Rochester Hills, Michigan
    Oakland County (294)
    Genesee County (36)
    Lapeer County (19)
    Livingston County (32)
    Macomb County (119)
    Washtenaw County (166)
    Wayne County (351)
 
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1Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — 1840 Van Hoosen FarmhouseRochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
Here garden lovers linger at any time of the year. The devotee of antiques finds grazing ground. ... Admirers of large rooms, quaint nooks, story-and-a-half beamed ceilings, low French doors and windows, great fireplaces, balconies, curved . . . Map (db m134107) HM
2Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — 1850 Red HouseRochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
Built in approximately 1850, the Red House originally sat across the street from the Van Hoosen Farmhouse. The architectural style is Greek Revival and it appears that the existing structure, though very small, was built in three different phases, . . . Map (db m119058) HM
3Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — 1927 Van Hoosen Calf Barn/1927 Van Hoosen Bull BarnRochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
The Calf Barn was built in 1927 and housed the newborn calves. Newborns were raised by farm workers. Very early one morning the 'phone rang. Morris' voice came over it: "Retta just 'dropped' a bull calf". I thrilled. Retta was one of our top . . . Map (db m134087) HM
4Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — 1927 Van Hoosen Dairy BarnRochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
If we could produce milk with as low a bacteria count by machines as we could by hand, the Board of Health would give its consent. This was accomplished. The sale of Certified Milk was the life blood of the farm's economics, enhanced by the sale . . . Map (db m134048) HM
5Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — Before lawn mowers...
Believe it or not, we have a good reason for not cutting the grass! When the Red House was built in 1850, manicured lawns were not as common, especially for farming communities. While the lawn mower was invented in 1830, it wasn't until the 1860s . . . Map (db m119071) HM
6Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — 96 — Clinton-Kalamazoo CanalRegistered Michigan Historic Site
This canal, conceived at the peak of the era of canal-building, was part of Michigan's internal improvements program which was announced in 1837. The Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal would make it possible to cross southern Michigan by boat from Lake St. . . . Map (db m118904) HM
7Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — Ken and Dorothy Stewart
Ken and Dorothy Stewart first visited the site of this campus in 1957 for an open house on the newly acquired property. As new Christians, the young couple decided they would like to have their children someday attend the new Christian college . . . Map (db m160423) HM
8Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — Lake Norcentra
Originally a gravel pit operated during the early 1900s by Isaac Boomer, Lake Norcentra has served as a focal point of Rochester College since 1959. Early college leaders derived the lake's name from the first institutional name, North Central . . . Map (db m159785) HM
9Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — S492 — Meadow Brook Hall
Home of Alfred G. and Matilda Dodge Wilson (widow of John Dodge), this Tudor style mansion was built in 1926-29. William E. Kapp of Smith, Hinchman and Grylls designed the Hall, incorporating details from famous homes of England. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson . . . Map (db m100371) HM
10Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — Meadow Brook Hallhas been designated a National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance as an exceptional example of the American Country Estate movement of the early Twentieth Century. The centerpiece, a monumental 110-room residence, is the largest and most impressive example of Tudor . . . Map (db m100374) HM
11Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — Shane D. Carter
In memory of Shane D. Carter loving wife of Don H. Carter and mother of Mark W. Carter Provided by Don H. Carter Class of 1964 The Carter family has supported Rochester College since its beginning. Don Carter Sr. and his wife . . . Map (db m160424) HM
12Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — Slater-Montgomery Family Chapel
Before the 1959 founding of this educational institution, the Montgomery and Slater families believed a college affiliated with Churches of Christ was needed in the Midwest. To honor both families for their role in establishing and sustaining the . . . Map (db m159938) HM
13Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — L2158 — Stoney Creek School
The School Act of 1829 created the Stoney Creek School District. Fractional School No. 1 was constructed in 1848. Like one-room schoolhouses across the country, the building originally housed children of varying ages and grades, elementary through . . . Map (db m118923) HM
14Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — L174 — Stoney Creek Village
Lemuel Taylor and his family became Stoney Creek's first settlers in 1823. The next year a sawmill and a gristmill, along with a distillery and blacksmith shop were built. Next came a hotel and a woolen mill. Joshua Van Hoosen's family settled . . . Map (db m134167) HM
15Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — L2175 — Stony Creek Cemetery
Side 1 The first burial here occurred in 1825 for Michael Van Wagoner Sr. His grave remains unmarked; however, in 1978 a monument was erected in his honor. Some of the township's most illustrious residents are buried here: Stony Creek . . . Map (db m134443) HM
16Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — S651 — Stony Creek Masonic Lodge No. 5/Mount Moriah
Stony Creek Masonic Lodge No. 5 Around 1825 William A. Burt led members of the Stony Creek Masonic Lodge in petitioning the Grand Lodge of Michigan for a charter. The grand master, Governor Lewis Cass, approved the charter in June 1827. In . . . Map (db m134155) HM
17Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — The Maxon Estate
Detroit advertising executive Lou Maxon built what is now Gallaher Center in the early 1940s as a country home and location for entertaining clients and friends. Previously, the Eureka Fruit Farm operated on the site during the late 1800s. A . . . Map (db m160170) HM
18Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — L2280 — Yates Cider MillRegistered Michigan Historic Site
In 1863, William (1820-1911) and Caroline (1833-1892) Yates moved from New York to Michigan and purchased 80 acres of land. Using an existing dam on the Clinton River, they opened a water-powered lumber mill. The business soon grew to include a . . . Map (db m118906) HM
19Michigan (Oakland County), Rochester Hills — Yates Cider MillMichigan Centennial Business
This plaque is issued by the Historical Society of Michigan in recognition of Yates Cider Mill founded in 1863 for more than 100 years of continuous operation in service to the people of Michigan and for contribution to the . . . Map (db m154946) HM
 
Apr. 20, 2021