220 N. Huron Historical

220 N. Huron Historical (HM1TU8)

Location: Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Washtenaw County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 14.684', W 83° 36.777'

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A Home Becomes a Museum

This lovely building has been many homes.
It was built in the Italianate style in 1860, as our nation's Civil War approached, for the family of bank president Asa Dow. It continued as a home for families until 1922. As apartments, it provided vital housing for production workers at the Willow Run bomber plant during World War II and for Eastern Michigan University students in the 1960s. Since 1970 it has been nurtured back to loveliness as the home of the Ypsilanti Historical Museum.

"James, Edwin L. fctywkr Ford (Gen) h220 N. Huron
Lenix, Flortta fctywkr Ford (WR) h220 N. Huron"
Ypsilanti City Directory 1945

These are two of the WWII war production workers who lived in apartments in the 220 N. Huron building in 1945. Edwin James made electrical parts at the Ford Generator plant for jeeps, tanks, and other war vehicles. Floretta Lenix worked at the Ford Willow Run bomber plant.

"Meissner, Diane student
h220 N Huron apt 6"
Ypsilanti City Directory 1967"

This is one of the students who lived in apartments in the 220 N. Huron building in 1967. Diane Meissner was a student during dramatic growth in the student body of Eastern Michigan University.

You Auto Know
Visitors will find the best collection of Ypsilanti area history and genealogy
in this museum and archives.
HM NumberHM1TU8
Series This marker is part of the series
Placed ByMotorcities National Heritage Area, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 284425 N 4680255
Decimal Degrees42.24473333, -83.61295000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 14.684', W 83° 36.777'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 14' 41.04" N, 83° 36' 46.62" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)734, 248, 810, 586
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 220 N Huron St, Ypsilanti MI 48197, US
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