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.

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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.

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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

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Close-up of herringbone cobblestone construction, Cobblestone Farm

Close-up of herringbone cobblestone construction, Cobblestone Farm

Cobblestone houses, built from stones small enough to hold in one hand, are very labor intensive because the construction process entails putting in the stones one by one.

Read more in Cobblestone Houses in Washtenaw County by Grace Shackman and 2781 Packard Road by Marjorie Reade & Susan Wineberg.
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Cobblestone Farm

Cobblestone Farm

The city-owned property known as Cobblestone Farm, built in 1844 for naval surgeon Benajah Ticknor, is today the site of many community activities.

Read more in Cobblestone Houses in Washtenaw County by Grace Shackman and 2781 Packard Road by Marjorie Reade & Susan Wineberg.
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Liberty St, with John Haarer's Photography Studio, ca. 1880

Liberty St, with John Haarer's Photography Studio, ca. 1880

John Haarer moved his studio to the modest frame building, left, in the mid-1870s. He replaced it in 1888 with the Romanesque structure that still exists. This photo was taken on German American Day.

Read more in John Haarer Photography Studio by Grace Shackman and Historic Buildings, Ann Arbor Michigan: 113 West Liberty Street.
Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.

Bentley Image Bank: BL003536

Summary: Bentley, bib; aastreets

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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.
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Moviegoers lined up at the Michigan Theater, 1949

Moviegoers lined up at the Michigan Theater, 1949

People lined up to see It Happens Every Spring, written by Ann Arbor's Shirley Smith.

Read more in Cinema's First Century by Grace Shackman, Historic Buildings, Ann Arbor Michigan: 519-609 East Liberty Street by Marjorie Reade & Susan Wineberg, Ann Arbor Streets: Town and Gown: Entertainment and Changing Culture, and Ann Arbor Founders: The Michigan Theater.
Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.

Bentley Image Bank: BL005321

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Kempf Family on their front porch

Kempf Family on their front porch

Reuben and Pauline Kempf, on right, 6-year-old daughter Elsa, and a friend, Marie Durheim (at left on the top step, beside Reuben Kempf), enjoy the Kempf front porch in 1890.

Read more in The Remarkable History of the Kempf House by Grace Shackman, The Germans Settle In, and Liberty and Division: Residential life in mid-19th-century Ann Arbor.
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Cowie Private Hospital building in 2006

Cowie Private Hospital building in 2006

Dr. David Cowie took care of patients in his private hospital at 320 S. Division, now an apartment building.

Read more in The Private Hospital Era by Grace Shackman, 320-322 South Division Street, and Medicine in Ann Arbor.
Image courtesy of Stan Shackman.

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