Lansdowne Subdivision, Ann Arbor, ca. 1963


Lansdowne Subdivision, Ann Arbor, ca. 1963

"This photo looks northwest and depicts the cleared farm land for the George Airey housing development (Lansdowne) bordered by Scio Church Road, running east and west horizontally across the picture. Ironically, despite the utility poles shown, the finished utilites were underground. The building to the extreme left is Lawton School, well along toward its completion. The pond was spring fed and was called the old cow pond before being groomed for the subdivision."

Keywords: Ann Arbor, Lansdowne, cities & towns, Scio Church Road, Lawton School


pictureAnnArbor: Dale Leslie
Date: 1963

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utility poles

The statement about the utility poles is not true. They are still in use today. Only certain sections of Lansdown had underground utilities. Seventh Street which you see the utilities still uses the poles and those lines. ~William Pollard