Local History Photos

Ann Arbor Y.M.C.A., now Lane Hall


Ann Arbor Y.M.C.A., now Lane Hall

Post card view of Lane Hall when it was still the Y.M.C.A.

Read more in Lane Hall by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.



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Orrin White House


Orrin White House

The Orrin White house across the street from Huron High School is believed to be built by Steven Mills, the same mason who constructed Cobblestone Farm.

Read more in Cobblestone Houses in Washtenaw County by Grace Shackman and 2940 Fuller Road by Marjorie Reade & Susan Wineberg.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.

Bentley Image Bank: BL001550


Places: 2940 Fuller Road

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Dr. David Cowie


Dr. David Cowie

Dr. David Cowie is best remembered today as the instigator of adding iodine to salt to prevent goiters.

Read more in The Private Hospital Era by Grace Shackman and Medicine in Ann Arbor.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.


People: David Cowie

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Dupper children in front of their home and the barn


Dupper children in front of their home and the barn

The Dupper family lived at 439 Fifth Street, now the north end of the Bach School playground, and ran a beer distributorship from their barn.

Read more in 439 Fifth Street: From Drinking Spot to Play Yard by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Louis Velker.


Places: 439 Fifth Street

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MUO star Lionel Ames.


MUO star Lionel Ames.

Star Lionel Ames went on to a vaudeville career as a female impersonator.

Read more in When Football Players Danced the Can-Can by Grace Shackman and Ann Arbor Founders: Let's Put on a Play.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.

Summary: Bentley, nobib


People: Lionel Ames

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Louis Otto's Band


Louis Otto's Band

Louis Otto's band marching down North University, returning from playing at a Forest Hills Memorial Day program. Note Jonas Otto, son of one of the band members, riding near the band. He was later reprimanded.

Read more in Otto's Band by Grace Shackman and Ann Arbor Founders: The Music Makers.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.



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Postcard of Carnegie Library


Postcard of Carnegie Library

Post card view of Ann Arbor's Carnegie Library. It was said to be the only one in the country attached to another building.

Read more in Ann Arbor's Carnegie Library by Grace Shackman and State and Huron: Schools and Churches.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.

Bentley Image Bank: BL004933



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Kelsey Museum


Kelsey Museum

In 1929, two year's after Kelsey's death, his collection was moved into what is now the Kelsey Museum, a 1891 building originally home of the Student Christian Association.

Read more in The Remarkable Legacy of Francis Kelsey by Grace Shackman and 434 South State Street by Marjorie Reade & Susan Wineberg.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.


Places: 434 South State Street

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Man Looking at Chicken on Lap, BL005499


Man Looking at Chicken on Lap, BL005499

Read about Saline Valley Farms in Ann Arbor Observer: Then & Now.

Bentley Image Bank: BL005499

Keywords: farms, farming, agriculture, Saline Valley Farms, poultry



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Henry Otto's Band


Henry Otto's Band

Henry Otto's band in front of the old courthouse.

Read more in Otto's Band by Grace Shackman and Ann Arbor Founders: The Music Makers.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.



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