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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Hoelzle's Butcher Shop, Washington St & Fourth Ave (1893)


Hoelzle's Butcher Shop, Washington St & Fourth Ave (1893)

Washington Street and Fourth Avenue in 1893.

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

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Planada apartment building, 2003


Planada apartment building, 2003

The Planada, because of its location on Ann Street, was an attractive place for people employed at University Hospital to live. But its location worked against it when it was torn down to provide parking for the Life Sciences complexes.

Read more in Ann Arbor's Oldest Apartments by Grace Shackman and Historic Buildings, Ann Arbor Michigan:1127 East Ann Street by Marjorie Reade & Susan Wineberg.

Image courtesy of Stan Shackman.




Huron Block on Broadway


Huron Block on Broadway

Guy Beckley published the Signal of Liberty above his brother Josiah's store in the Huron Block on Broadway.

Read more in The Underground Railroad in Ann Arbor by Grace Shackman and Ann Arbor Streets: Lower Town.

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Summary: Bentley, nobib, Huron block, Josiah Beckley




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.

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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.

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Signal of Liberty


Signal of Liberty

An issue of the Signal of Liberty, Ann Arbor's abolitionist newspaper.

Read more in The Underground Railroad in Ann Arbor by Grace Shackman, Pictorial History of Ann Arbor: Churches, Theater, and Newspapers, and Ann Arbor Founders: Ann Arbor, Abolition, and the Civil War.

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Summary: Bentley, nobib; pictorial history?




The Whitney Theater


The Whitney Theater

The Whitney, 117-119 North Main, originally a venue for traveling stage shows, in 1917 showed Birth of a Nation as if it were just that. The early movie was touring the United States with a twenty-piece orchestra.

Read more in Cinema's First Century by Grace Shackman.
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Bentley Image Bank: BL004797




Henry Krause's Tannery Building


Henry Krause's Tannery Building

Tannery building shortly before it was torn down.

Read more in Henry Krause's Tannery by Grace Shackman and Industry and Recreation on Allen Creek.

Image courtesy of Stan Shackman.




Elizabeth & James Inglis Family


Elizabeth & James Inglis Family

Elizabeth and James Inglis (top center) with their children and grandchildren sit under the wisteria covered arches at the back of their house in 1945.

Read more in Inglis House by Grace Shackman.

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