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Historical Markers in Saginaw, Michigan
Saginaw is in Saginaw County
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Benjamin and Adelaide Cushway
Benjamin (1810-1881) and Adelaide (1812-1877) Cushway (formerly Cauchois) were prominent settlers in the Saginaw Valley. Both descended from early French-Canadian families of Detroit. Between 1827 and 1834, . . . — — Map (db m180583) HM|
|Aaron T. Bliss, governor of Michigan from 1900 to 1904, donated this parkland to the city of Saginaw in 1903. The Cottage Garden Company of Queens, New York, created an artistic plan that made the park seem larger than its actual size. The completed . . . — — Map (db m168081) HM|
This figure is the remaining part of a fountain given to the city by former Governor Aaron T. Bliss in 1902 and placed in Old Federal Park as a memorial to his comrades who fell in the battles of the Civil War.
In 1936, prior to the . . . — — Map (db m181904) HM|
|This monument is dedicated to Attorney Carl Cardwell Poston, Jr. for his outstanding public and private work in the city of Saginaw. Carl C. Poston, Jr. stood as a legal pioneer in the African American community and a professional giant in the . . . — — Map (db m181912) HM|
|Members of the First Congregational Church of Saginaw formally gathered in 1857. They laid the cornerstone of this Romanesque Revival church in 1867, and the church was completed the following year according to plans by Gordon W. Lloyd of Detroit. . . . — — Map (db m180590) HM|
|The Reverend Hiram L. Miller and twelve others founded this church, the first in the Saginaw Valley, on March 1, 1838. They first worshiped at a carpentry shop on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Ames Street. The congregation erected a white . . . — — Map (db m168097) HM|
marks the site of
built in 1822
of Women's Clubs
Daughters of the
in 1916 — — Map (db m181840) HM|
This park is dedicated in honor of Judge Borchard's more than 50 years of service as a municipal judge, probate judge and circuit judge and in recognition as Michigan's longest serving jurist.
His life has been one of unselfish effort, . . . — — Map (db m181952) HM|
|Spaulding Township was organized in 1858. Thirteen years later, Peter and Orissa Hess deeded this site to the first school district of the township for the sum of ten dollars. That structure was replaced in 1915. Ten years later, fire destroyed the . . . — — Map (db m180572) HM|
|Local architect Donald A. Kimball designed this shelter and field house in 1938. Funded by the federal Works Progress Administration, it incorporated Bay Port stone from the razed Darmstaetter Brewery located at the south end of the park. With . . . — — Map (db m180588) HM|
The Jeffers Memorial Fountain and Park was dedicated on May 30, 1906, and named for real estate developer and early Saginaw settler Michael Jeffers (1831-1904). His heirs donated the land, then a block of storefronts, to the . . . — — Map (db m180599) HM|
|Begun in 1865 as a Sunday School for children of this area, the Presbyterian Church of South Saginaw was formally organized on November 10, 1866. Shortly afterwards, the congregation purchased a small building on the corner of Washington and . . . — — Map (db m180579) HM|
|Organized April 18, 1889, the club's membership was comprised of most of the leading business and civic figures of Saginaw. One of the first items of business was preparation for a club house. Architect W.T. Cooper furnished plans, and ground was . . . — — Map (db m180593) HM|
|“Oil men optimistic as first well shot, shows results,” reported the August 29, 1925, edition of the Saginaw News. Michigan’s first oil field had been discovered the previous week at this site, known as Deindorfer Woods. The Saginaw . . . — — Map (db m168080) HM|
In 1889, at the urging of Saginaw Congressman (later governor) Aaron Bliss, the Congress appropriated one hundred thousand dollars for the construction of a new federal building in Saginaw. During the next several years the . . . — — Map (db m180597) HM|
|The Saginaw River Watershed has been crucial in the development of Michigan. In the 1830s when white settlers moved into the area, they discovered the rich timberlands and hundreds of miles of rivers, providing an excellent base for lumbering which . . . — — Map (db m168087) HM|
|The need for medical facilities in fast-growing Saginaw valley led Father Francis Van der Bom and Dr. Benjamin B. Ross to organize support for a hospital. It opened with the arrival of four Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul on August 22, . . . — — Map (db m180625) HM|
|The Saginaw Evening News declared the Hoyt Library "a noble institution" and "the pride of all Saginawians" when it opened in October 1890. The library was a gift to the people of Saginaw from New York businessman Jesse Hoyt (1815-1882), who . . . — — Map (db m180603) HM|
| Theodore H. Roethke Childhood Home
Distinguished poet Theodore Roethke (1908-1963) was born in Saginaw and grew up in this house. The house was built around 1911 for his parents, Otto and Helen Roethke. Otto's borther Carl lived . . . — — Map (db m106656) HM|