444 South Main Street


444 South Main Street
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F.W. Woolworth Co. on Main Street


F.W. Woolworth Co. on Main Street
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Cunningham's Drug Store


Cunningham's Drug Store
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Volz's Shop, Blacksmiths & Welders


Volz's Shop, Blacksmiths & Welders
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Marchese Building on South Main St


Marchese Building on South Main St
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Southeast Corner of Main St and Washington St


Southeast Corner of Main St and Washington St
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Huron Hotel


Huron Hotel
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The southeast corner of E. Huron St. and S. Fourth Ave. has been "dressed-up" with the near-completion of the remodeling of the old Huron Hotel. Michael J. Randolph, the new lessee, has made extensive exterior and interior changes in what is now the Embassy Hotel building. The old and new exteriors are shown here, along with one of the redecorated and newly furnished rooms.
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Bargain Days on State St


Bargain Days on State St
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Fair Weather Greets Art Lovers, Bargain Seekers: Fair weather greeted fair visitors this morning who looked over art work and sale items of merchants. Four art fairs and Summer Bargain Days have begun in the city. Books, records and sweatshirts are among items being offered on S. State Street (photo at left) while on Main Street (right), shirts and blouses caught the eyes of visitors. The Street, Fine Arts, Free and Sixth Invitational Michigan Art Fairs all opened this morning and will continue through Saturday. Bargain Days runs in connection with the fairs.
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Samuel P. Sturgis, Local Photographer Remembered

Celebrated Ann Arbor photographer Samuel Payne Sturgis passed away on March 11 (see obituary).

A graduate of the Rochester (New York) Institute of Technology, Mr. Sturgis served in the Naval Reserve as photo reconnaissance pilot on USS Bennington in the South Pacific, and received the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medals as a combat pilot, retiring in the early 1950's.

He joined the Dey Studio in Ann Arbor as a portrait photographer, earning "Michigan Photographer of the Year" Award from the Michigan Association of Professional Photographers in 1959. In 1962, he opened his own studio at 1112 South University, a space designed by local architect David Osler.

His extensive collection of antique photographs of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and surrounding areas, donated to the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan, is available as the Sam Sturgis Photograph Collection. A few of these outstanding photographs are part of the Making of Ann Arbor collection and the Downtown Ann Arbor Historical Street Exhibit program.

Over the years, Mr. Sturgis's works have been widely exhibited and he has been active in community service. See Ann Arbor News articles.

Installation of New Flag Pole at Ann Arbor Fire Department Headquarters


Installation of New Flag Pole at Ann Arbor Fire Department Headquarters
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