WPA Construction of the Farmers' Market, ca. 1939


WPA Construction of the Farmers' Market, ca. 1939

Although the site of the market since 1931, construction on the Farmers' Market in Kerrytown didn't begin until 1938 as a WPA project.

Read more in The Farmers' Market Bounces Back by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.

Summary: Bentley, nobib; aastreets




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




Kingsley Post apartment building, 2003


Kingsley Post apartment building, 2003

Kingsley Post, 809 East Kingsley, was designed by R. S. Gerganoff in Spanish Moorish style.

Read more in Ann Arbor's Oldest Apartments by Grace Shackman and Historic Buildings, Ann Arbor Michigan: 809 East Kingsley Street by Marjorie Reade & Susan Wineberg.

Image courtesy of Stan Shackman.




1902 Allen's Creek Flood @ Washington St


1902 Allen's Creek Flood @ Washington St

Allen's Creek flood in 1902 as it crosses Washington Street.

Read more in The Rise and Fall of Allen's Creek by Grace Shackman, Allen Creek Valley Shapes the Town, and Industry and Recreation on Allen Creek.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.




Hoelzle's Butcher Shop, Christmas 1909


Hoelzle's Butcher Shop, Christmas 1909

Fred Hoelzle's butcher shop on Christmas, 1909. The staff had worked all night cutting fresh meat for their customers' holiday celebrations.

Read more in Hoelzle's Butcher Shop and Metzger's Restaurant by Grace Shackman and 201 East Washington Street.

Image courtesy of Walter Metzger.




Prochnow's Dairy Lunch, 1918


Prochnow's Dairy Lunch, 1918

For almost four decades, Theodore Prochnow's lunch counter was part of a "busy and vibrant" block opposite the old courthouse. This photo was taken near the end of World War I; Prochnow is probably the man third from left.

Read more in Prochnow's Dairy Lunch by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Doug Price.




Dixboro Store


Dixboro Store

An economic boom created by paving Plymouth caused several area businesses to expand, such as the Dixboro Store.

Read more in Dixboro by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Tom Freeman.

Keywords: Staroline Gasoline, E.M. Gibb Firestone Tire Service




Wuerth Theater, ca. 1916


Wuerth Theater, ca. 1916

Wuerth Theater, 320 South Main, showed the first talkie in 1929. This photo shows the marquee advertising Behind the Mask, starring Jack Holt, released in 1916.

Read more in Cinema's First Century by Grace Shackman, Ann Arbor Streets: Downtwon Movie Theaters, and Ann Arbor Founders: Movies Come to Ann Arbor.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.




Majestic Theater, ca. 1928


Majestic Theater, ca. 1928

Majestic Theater, 316 Maynard, started life as a stage venue before showing movies. The marquee advertises Clara Bow in Red Hair, released in 1928.

Read more in Cinema's First Century by Grace Shackman, Ann Arbor Founders: Movies Come to Ann Arbor, and Ann Arbor Founders: The Michigan Theater.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.




Allen's Creek near Dean and Company warehouse


Allen's Creek near Dean and Company warehouse

Allen's Creek going by the Dean and Company warehouse near the Ann Arbor Railroad tracks between Liberty and Washington.

Read more in The Rise and Fall of Allen's Creek by Grace Shackman, Allen Creek Valley Shapes the Town, and Industry and Recreation on Allen Creek.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.




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