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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CHS_at-home-in-the-19th-century_Ann-Arbor-MI.html
At Home in the 19th Century. . Civic leader Silas Douglas, dean of the UM medical faculty and twice mayor of Ann Arbor, lived in this home at 502 East Huron Street from 1848 until 1902. His three daughters, Kate, Marie, and Louise, shown here ar…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CHD_residential-life-in-mid-19th-century-ann-arbor_Ann-Arbor-MI.html
Residential Life in Mid-19th Century Ann Arbor. . In 1858 Main Street jeweler Joseph C. Watts built his large brick home on the northeast corner of Liberty and Division within easy walking distance of his Main Street shop. Multiple fireplaces, a…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CG8_kempf-house_Ann-Arbor-MI.html
Cast iron grilles in an ancient Greek floral motif highlight the frieze of this temple-front Greek Revival house. Built in 1853 for Henry D. Bennett, Secretary and Steward of the University of Michigan, it became the home and studio of local musi…
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/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/HM1WM4_harris-hall-historical_Ann-Arbor-MI.html
Harris Hall was built in 1886 as a student center to "establish Christian teaching in the midst of a great secular university." Funds were raised from all over the country by Michigan Episcopal Bishop Samuel Harris. As a parish house for St. Andre…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WCN_the-university-of-michigan-mens-glee-club-historical_Ann-Arbor-MI.html
In the 19th century, at universities throughout the United States, students came together in celebration of their love of song to form glee clubs. Leading the trend was the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, founded in 1859. Through the years…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1T5U_allen-creek-valley-shapes-the-town-historical_Ann-Arbor-MI.html
Residents living on the west side in the 1870s drove their buggies or walked across the bridge over Allen Creek, climbing the Liberty Street hill to join the celebration of German American Day. In the distance you can see the rooftops of their hom…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1S0M_the-main-street-shopping-experience_Ann-Arbor-MI.html
Founded in 1860, Mack & Company grew to be Ann Arbor's largest department store. In 1870 it advertised dress goods, household goods, flannels, shawls and cloakings, "selling everything cheap." By 1900 it had become Main Street's premier …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM16ZM_the-end-of-the-modoc-war_Ann-Arbor-CA.html
Through the winter of 1872-1873, a vastly outnumbered group of Modoc Indians resisted attempts by the U.S. Army to remove them from their homeland. Driven from Captain Jack's stronghold, the Modoc moved into this area in mid-April. Intimate knowle…
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