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.




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.




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




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.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.




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.




The Michigan Theater shortly after opening, ca. 1928


The Michigan Theater shortly after opening, ca. 1928

The Michigan Theater opened in 1928 as a silent movie palace. The next year they switched to talkies.

Read more in Cinema's First Century by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.




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.

Image courtesy of Stan Shackman.




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.

Image courtesy of Stan Shackman.




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