Titlow House & Parachute Factory

Titlow House & Parachute Factory (HM1SNQ)

Location: Union City, MI 49094 Branch County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 3.941', W 85° 8.102'

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Union City Heritage Water Trail

The Titlow House
was built on this site in 1845, originally
containing a store
and meat market
before the conversion
to a hotel in 1867. In 1915, it was razed to make way for Spoore's Ford Garage. It was subsequently owned by Engle Stanton, then Bray's. Schafer Plating was built in 1939 and occupied the lower level for many years. In the 1950s, during the Korean War, Aerial Manufacturing on the upper level employed 150 local women sewing small parachutes to drop warfront supplies. In later years, Hawken's Furniture was found here. In the late 1980s, Superfund cleanup monies were used to extract chemical contamination from the plating business, and the building was razed. The new library and Heritage Park were dedicated in 2012.
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Marker Number14
Year Placed2016
Placed ByUnion City Heritage Water Trail
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 19th, 2016 at 11:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 654296 N 4658751
Decimal Degrees42.06568333, -85.13503333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 3.941', W 85° 8.102'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 3' 56.46" N, 85° 8' 6.12" W
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Area Code(s)517
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 W High St, Union City MI 49094, US
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