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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CJW_milfords-water-works-building_Milford-Charter-Township-MI.html
Milford's Water Works Building. . Preserved here is the name stone from Milford's Water Works Building. The building stood near this site from 1895 until 1996. Here at the Water Works was a coal-fired boiler and steam-driven pumps that provided …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CIU_arthurs-park_Milford-Charter-Township-MI.html
Arthur's Park. . This simple and picturesque park was designed by John Grissim and is dedicated to our longest-serving Village Manager, Arthur Lyle Shufflebarger. Arthur's Park is nestled in the shadows of the elevated railroad bed that runs thr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CII_priscilla-calkins-prior-house_Milford-Charter-Township-MI.html
Priscilla Calkins Prior House. . Side 1 . Frederic and Priscilla Prior and four of their seven children were among Milford Township's earliest settlers. Originally from Massachusetts, the Priors came to Michigan in 1835 and settled near Sears L…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CI5_rowe-house_Highland-Charter-Township-MI.html
Rowe House. . Squire and Dolly Rowe, who settled here in 1835, built this elegant, cut fieldstone house in 1855. The solid cobblestone, beaded mortar joint construction is highlighted by the pleasing and sophisticated use of delicate scrollwork …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM292Z_church-of-saint-bede_Southfield-MI.html
Here once stood the former catholic "Church of Saint Bede" "Saint Bede" was part of a convent and school that serviced the surrounding community for over 50 years
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28O0_before-lawn-mowers_Rochester-Hills-MI.html
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 …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28NZ_1850-red-house_Rochester-Hills-MI.html
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,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28M5_mount-avon-cemetery_Rochester-MI.html
In 1826, Mount Avon became the first officially platted cemetery in Oakland County. The "Old Ground" or "Historic Acre" contains headstones dating from 1817, the year the earliest settlers arrived in the area. Members of the Graham family, Rochest…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28KS_stoney-creek-school_Rochester-MI.html
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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28K7_clinton-kalamazoo-canal_Rochester-Hills-MI.html
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. C…
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