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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2265_social-and-political-change-on-south-university_Ann-Arbor-MI.html
When local merchants began the Ann Arbor Art Fair in July 1960, South University catered to both townspeople and students. During 40 years of social and political change, the fair grew into a city-wide extravaganza. In the twentieth century, as fr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM225M_the-corners-of-south-university-and-east-university-avenues_Ann-Arbor-MI.html
In the 1898 panorama above, campus buildings had not yet reached this corner. The School of Engineering and its shops can be seen in the distance. Cousins and Hall greenhouses and florist shop occupied most of the first block across South Universi…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2255_east-university-avenue-campus-boundary_Ann-Arbor-MI.html
This plaque marks East University Avenue, which served as the eastern boundary of the original forty acres of land deeded to the State of Michigan in 1837 by the Ann Arbor Land Company for the location of the University of Michigan.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM224P_governor-alpheus-felch_Ann-Arbor-MI.html
Born in Maine in 1804, Felch graduated from Bowdoin College in 1827. Entering the legal profession, he moved to Michigan in 1833 and after 1843 resided in Ann Arbor. A lifelong Democrat, Felch was governor in 1846-47, serving previously as justice…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2227_first-medical-buildings_Ann-Arbor-MI.html
The original Medical Building was built in 1850 on the current site of Randall Laboratory, and provided the principal space for lectures, recitations, anatomical dissections, faculty offices, and laboratories from 1850 to 1903. Clinical diagnosis,…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM221Y_simpson-memorial-institute_Ann-Arbor-MI.html
The Thomas Henry Simpson Memorial Institute for Medical Research combined medical research and patient care activities, provided research experience for medical and postgraduate students, direct care to its patients on the third floor, and consult…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2066_braman-hotel_Milan-MI.html
The Braman Hotel was established here in about 1844. It was a three-story structure, shown on maps at the time as a "tavern." This road, originally an Indian trail, connected Monroe to Saline and Jackson. Weary travelers stepped out of their stage…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2062_l-c-allen-house_Milan-MI.html
Lovatus Chapman Allen moved to the Milan area from Vermont in 1849. "L.C." as he was known, was born in Vermont in 1816. L. C.'s older brother, Harmon Allen, came to Michigan many years earlier and was one of the founders of Milan in 1831. L. C.'s…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM205X_pilgrim-rest-baptist-church_Milan-MI.html
The Pilgrim's Rest Baptist Church was founded by African-Americans in 1949. The first service was held on Ash Street in the home of Deacon Eli Longstreet. The first pastor was Rev. Eddie C. Wilson. The congregation met at various locations until c…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Z97_hoyt-garrod-post-and-family-history_Ann-Arbor-MI.html
University of Michigan Graduate, Naturalist & Gardener Hoyt Garrod Post loved to walk the banks of the Huron River. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School in 1907, Hoyt spent many enjoyable hours hiking this area, canoeing and nurtur…
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