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Landmark Burns For Last Time

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LANDMARK BURNS FOR LAST TIME: This 13-room brick farmhouse at 3351 Pontiac Rd., in Ann Arbor township, an area landmark believed to be more than a century old, was burned by contractors last night to make way for construction of the US-23 Eastbelt Bypass. Just 50 years ago the house, which was then owned by W. H. Kappler of the Kappler Packing Co., burned and was later rebuilt. Kappler's daughters, Mrs. Kathryn I. Staebler and Mrs. Clara Greiner, occupied the house for the past 12 years until they sold it to the State Highway Department on June 25. Area residents were permitted to take what they wanted from the old home before it was set on fire about 6:30 p.m. yesterday.