Ticknor-Campbell House Historical

Ticknor-Campbell House Historical (HM1X5V)

Location: Ann Arbor, MI 48108 Washtenaw County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 14.696', W 83° 42.638'

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Side 1
In 1844 Benjamin Ticknor, a U.S. naval surgeon from Connecticut, built this Classic Revival house on his 183-acre farm in Pittsfield Township. He used cobblestone construction, which originated in upstate New York. The rear wing includes a small frame house, first occupied in 1835 by his brother Heman Ticknor, farm manager and township leader. At Dr. Ticknor's death in 1858, his extensive medical and classical library was given to the University of Michigan. The home was listed in the Historic American Building Survey in 1936.

Side 2
In 1881 Scottish immigrant William Campbell, an educator from Ypsilanti, purchased this house on a 223-acre farm. He and his son Clair raised grain, hogs, and purebred prize cattle. Farming continued on this site until 1955. For ninety-one years three generations of the Campbell family retained the house essentially unchanged. In 1972 the city of Ann Arbor purchased it for use as a pioneer farm museum, and it was placed in the national and Michigan historic registers.
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HM NumberHM1X5V
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed1981
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 9:04am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 276366 N 4680529
Decimal Degrees42.24493333, -83.71063333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 14.696', W 83° 42.638'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 14' 41.76" N, 83° 42' 38.28" W
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Area Code(s)734, 586
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2781 Packard St, Ann Arbor MI 48108, US
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