U.S. Arsenal 1839-1875 Powder Magazine Historical

U.S. Arsenal 1839-1875 Powder Magazine Historical (HM1U5S)

Location: Dearborn, MI 48124 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 18.481', W 83° 14.408'

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The powder magazine, 23' by 67', originally built in 1839 as part of the 1833 - 1875 Detroit Arsenal in Dearbornville, was located about 930 feet east of the eleven buildings shown on the edges of this marker. It was made of local brick, featured 30' walls, vaulted brick ceiling, pegged beams, slate roof, ventilators and two massive, copper-clad wooden doors. The property was purchased in 1883 by Nathaniel Ross who remodeled and occupied it in 1884. His daughter, Mary Elizabeth Ross, who died here in 1950, willed it to Dearborn for museum purposes. Named for her parents, the McFadden-Ross Museum opened on October 27, 1956. A cave-in revealed the well in 1967.
HM NumberHM1U5S
Year Placed1976
Placed ByDearborn Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 315370 N 4686406
Decimal Degrees42.30801667, -83.24013333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 18.481', W 83° 14.408'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 18' 28.86" N, 83° 14' 24.48" W
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Area Code(s)313, 248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 901-999 S Brady St, Dearborn MI 48124, US
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