Lost Ann Arbor

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Arcadia, 2004 - History - 128 pages
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Ann Arbor might have become just another small Michigan village had it not been for one crucial event: its designation as the home of the University of Michigan in 1837. Its subsequent development into a thriving cultural and intellectual community was marked by its extraordinary architecture, from the grand 1878 courthouse to the exquisite original university buildings and fashionable East Huron Street. The expansion of the town and university, the arrival of the automobile, and frequent fires began atransformation of Ann Arbor that led to the tragic demolition of some of its most remarkable structures. Lost Ann Arbor is a tribute to these long-lost treasures and the 19th century way of life that accompanied them.

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Susan Cee Wineberg, a native of Chicago, has lived in Ann Arbor for 40 years. She holds advanced degrees in Anthropology, Near Eastern Studies, and Historic Preservation. She has served on the Ann Arbor Historic District Commission, served as president of the Washtenaw County Historical Society, and co-authored Historic Buildings: Ann Arbor, Michigan. She lives with her husband in an 1851 Greek Revival house in the Old Fourth Ward Historic District.