By Grace Shackman
Twenty-five years in the past Grace Shackman started to record the historical past of Ann Arbor’s constructions, occasions, and other people within the Ann Arbor Observer. quickly Shackman’s articles, which depicted each point of existence in Ann Arbor in the course of the city’s previous eras, turned much-anticipated average tales. Readers grew to become to her illuminating minihistories once they desired to learn about a specific landmark, constitution, character, association, or company from Ann Arbor’s past. Packed with photos from Ann Arbor of yesteryear and the current day, Ann Arbor saw compiles the easiest of Shackman’s articles in a single publication divided into 8 sections: public constructions and associations, the college of Michigan, transportation, undefined, downtown Ann Arbor, sport and tradition, social textile and groups, and structure. For long-time citizens, Ann Arbor expatriates, collage of Michigan alumni, and viewers alike, Ann Arbor saw presents an extraordinary glimpse of the bygone days of a city with a wealthy and sundry history. Grace Shackman is a historical past columnist for the Ann Arbor Observer, the group Observer, and the previous West aspect information, in addition to a author for college of Michigan courses. She is the writer of 2 earlier books: Ann Arbor within the nineteenth Century and Ann Arbor within the twentieth Century.
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Peg Steneck remembers that on her ﬁrst tour of the building “squatters were gaining access by climbing the chestnut tree out front and entering through the trapdoor in the roof. ” Nick Steneck tried to keep the building in use, setting up his ofﬁce there, teaching classes, and using the upper level for the Collegiate Institute for Values in Science. Peg Steneck started research on the observatory’s history, which grew into a course she still teaches on the history of the university. Under the Stenecks’ prodding, the university took The University of Michigan 43 steps to stop the deterioration, ﬁxing the roof, masonry foundation, and stucco.
Kelsey’s contributions were not conﬁned to classical studies. He persuaded Catherine Pendleton, whose late husband, Edward, had been interested in ancient history, to endow a library in the Michigan Union and establish a number of scholarships. An ardent music lover, Kelsey persuaded the regents to locate Hill Auditorium on its present site, and he raised money for it and for its organ. He also secured the Stearns Collection of rare musical instruments for the university. In May 1927, Kelsey returned early from the third season at Karanis to give a paper on his latest ﬁndings but became very ill.
Margaret Kelly, proprietor, Huron near First and then 1129 Washtenaw Avenue Ann Arbor Sanitarium and Private Hospital, Dr. James Lynds, 403 South Fourth Avenue (now Muehlig’s Funeral Chapel) Bethel Faith Home, Mrs. Augusta Whitlark, matron, 126 Observatory Dr. William Blair, 311 South Division Street Public Buildings & Institutions 23 Burrett-Smith, Dr. Cyrus Burrett and Dr. Dean T. Smith, ﬁrst at 721 East Washington and then at 416 South Fifth Avenue Classen Private Hospital, Dr. Carrie Classen, osteopath, 429 Hamilton Place Cowie Private Hospital, Dr.
Ann Arbor Observed: Selections from Then and Now by Grace Shackman