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.




Wil-Dean apartment building, 2003


Wil-Dean apartment building, 2003

At the Wil-Dean, 200 North State Street, and its near twin, Duncan Manor, corner of State and Lawrence, tenants still enjoy the elegant Tudor styling.

Read more in Ann Arbor's Oldest Apartments by Grace Shackman and Historic Buildings, Ann Arbor Michigan: 200 and 322 North State Street by Marjorie Reade & Susan Wineberg.

Image courtesy of Stan Shackman.




Observatory Lodge apartment building, 2003


Observatory Lodge apartment building, 2003

The 1930 Observatory Lodge, 1402 Washington Heights, was the last apartment built before the Depression put a stop to most construction.

Read more in Ann Arbor's Oldest Apartments by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Stan Shackman.




Francis Kelsey & archaeology team in Egypt, 1920s


Francis Kelsey & archaeology team in Egypt, 1920s

Kelsey (in dark suit) personally chose Karanis in Egypt as the site for the U-M's first archaeological dig, then persuaded Horace Rackham to finance the expedition.

Read more in The Remarkable Legacy of Francis Kelsey by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.

Bentley Image Bank: BL006424




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.

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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




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.




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