Ashley Street Station, 1896


Ashley Street Station, 1896

Horse-drawn carriages met trains coming in to the station in this 1896 view. The Old West Side, discernable in the background, was still sparsely settled.

Read more in Ann Arbor's "Other" Railroad by Grace Shackman, The Ann Arbor Railroad, 416 South Ashley Street, and 416 South Ashley #2.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.

Bentley Image Bank: BL000326




Riverside Park, 1996


Riverside Park, 1996

The original Riverside Park all cleaned up.

Read more in The Broadway Bride Parks by Grace Shackman, Ann Arbor Founders: The People Who Made the Parks, and Ann Arbor Streets: From Industry to Parks.

Image courtesy of Stan Shackman.




Guy Beckley's home at 1425 Pontiac Trail


Guy Beckley's home at 1425 Pontiac Trail

Guy Beckley's home at 1425 Pontiac Trail.

Read more in The Underground Railroad in Ann Arbor by Grace Shackman, 1425 Pontiac Trail by Marjorie Reade and Susan Wineberg, and Ann Arbor Streets: The Underground Railroad.

Image courtesy of Stan Shackman.




Cutting Apartment Building, constructed in 1906


Cutting Apartment Building, constructed in 1906

The 1906 Cutting, corner State and Monroe, was the first apartment building in Ann Arbor.

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.




Weekly Michigan Argus, September 17, 1858


Weekly Michigan Argus, September 17, 1858

Weekly Michigan Argus, September 17, 1858.

Read more in L.W. Cole and the Michigan Argus by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.




The Curb Market on N Fourth Ave, 1920s


The Curb Market on N Fourth Ave, 1920s

The Curb Market, the original Farmers' Market in Ann Arbor.

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

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.




Detroit Observatory & Director's House


Detroit Observatory & Director's House

The Observatory with the director's house on the west side. While Brunnow was able to live in the president's house, Watson, the next director, needed a home, so one was built that connected to his office in the Observatory.

Read more in The Detroit Observatory by Grace Shackman, Ann Arbor Streets: University of Michigan Campus, 1907, and 1308 East Ann Street by Marjorie Reade and Susan Wineberg.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.

Bentley Image Bank: BL001681




Detroit Observatory, ca. 1858


Detroit Observatory, ca. 1858

The earliest known picture of the Observatory, circa 1858. The man is probably first director Franz Brunnow with his father-in-law's dog, Leo.

Read more in The Detroit Observatory by Grace Shackman, Ann Arbor Streets: University of Michigan Campus, 1907, and 1308 East Ann Street by Marjorie Reade and Susan Wineberg.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.

Bentley Image Bank: BL001680




Ashley Street Station as the Doughty-Law Montessori School, 1997


Ashley Street Station as the Doughty-Law Montessori School, 1997

The Ashley Street Station in 1997 as the Doughty-Law Montessori School.

Read more in Ann Arbor's "Other" Railroad by Grace Shackman, The Ann Arbor Railroad, 416 South Ashley Street, and 416 South Ashley #2.

Image courtesy of Stan Shackman.




Ann Arbor Railroad crossing the Huron River


Ann Arbor Railroad crossing the Huron River

The Ann Arbor Railroad crosses the Huron River at Argo Dam.

Read more in Ann Arbor's "Other" Railroad by Grace Shackman, The Ann Arbor Railroad, 416 South Ashley Street, and 416 South Ashley #2.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.




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