Local History Photos

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.

Image courtesy of Bentley Historical Library.


Date: 1945

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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


Date: 1949

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Washtenaw County Infirmary, ca. 1970


Washtenaw County Infirmary, ca. 1970

An 1830 Michigan law required each county to have a poorhouse. The county infirmary, the successor to the poorhouse, was for poor people who needed continual medical care. Built in 1917, it closed in 1971 and was torn down in 1979.

Read more in The County Poor House by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Washtenaw County.


Date: 1970

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West Side Dairy buildings in 1994


West Side Dairy buildings in 1994

The West Side Dairy buildings in 1994.

Read more in West Side Dairy by Grace Shackman.

Image courtesy of Stan Shackman.

Summary: 722-726 Brooks


Date: 1994

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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.


Date: 1996

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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.


Places: 416 S Ashley St
Date: 1997

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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.


Places: 1402 Washington Heights
Date: 2003

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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.


Places: 1127 E Ann St
Date: 2003

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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.


Places: 809 E Kingsley St
Date: 2003

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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.


Places: 200 N State St
Date: 2003

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