The Schaefer Building Historical

The Schaefer Building Historical (HM1T9U)

Location: Dearborn, MI 48126 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 19.302', W 83° 10.567'

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The intersection of Michigan Avenue and Schaefer Road
has been important in metropolitan Detroit's history. In its early days it was a rest stop on the road between Detroit and Chicago. Joseph Schaefer built the Six Mile House tavern at the northeast corner in 1864; it operated for more than 50 years. On the same spot, his son John built the beautiful Art Deco-Style Schaefer Building in 1930. It solidified the Michigan/Schaefer area's importance as one of Michigan's largest business districts outside downtown Detroit at the time.

Schaefer Building architect Louis Kamper also designed other prominent Dtroit buildings, including the Book Cadillac Hotel in 1924 and the Book Tower in 1926.
HM NumberHM1T9U
Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 320685 N 4687788
Decimal Degrees42.32170000, -83.17611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 19.302', W 83° 10.567'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 19' 18.12" N, 83° 10' 34.02" W
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Area Code(s)313, 734
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4601-4799 Schaefer Rd, Dearborn MI 48126, US
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