This graceful old home at 704 Spring St. (the northeast corner of Spring and Hiscock Sts.) dates back 126 years, to a time when Ann Arbor was just emerging from the wilderness. It is the present home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Knecht who restored it from disrepair 26 years ago. Eleven-foot ceilings are the feature of the first floor rooms, the "front parlor" of which is shown at the right. Only discordant note in this restoration from Ann Arbor's early days is the television antenna on the roof, solitary concession to ultra-modern life. During its early days this house had some strange neighbors. At one time the city dump adjoined it on the north and the University's open air theater on the east.
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