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Moving 3 Houses on Fifth Street to Make Room for Argus Expansion, March 1951

Moving 3 Houses on Fifth Street to Make Room for Argus Expansion, March 1951 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 19, 1951
Caption
Fifth St. in the vicinity of the Argus Cameras, Inc., plant was blocked off this morning as three houses were being moved out of the 300 block to make way for a planned expansion of the camera factory. Argus officials said today that it will probably be about a month before construction starts on the plant addition. The expansion is being made to accommodate defense work awarded to the firm.

House Moving - From Ashley Street To Henry Street, April 1948

House Moving - From Ashley Street To Henry Street, April 1948 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, April 8, 1948
Caption
MOVING DAY FOR HOUSE: This house, reported to be about 80 years old, took a ride yesterday from its long-time location at 331 S. Ashley St. to a new site at 808 Henry St. Owned by the Coca Cola Bottling Co., which has its plant directly behind the structure's former location, the house was moved to provide room for a plant addition. Harold F. Kleis, secretary-manager of the firm, said the addition will be used for a cooler and salesroom. It will be about 50 by 60 feet in size and constructed of cinder block. The transferred house, which has been vacant for several months, will be placed on sale by the company, Kleis said.
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AACHM Oral History: Dolores and James Turner

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 11:05am

Dolores TurnerDolores Preston Turner was born in Ann Arbor in the early 1940s, and her family lived in a small historically Black neighborhood on Woodlawn Avenue. She graduated from Ann Arbor High School, where she met her future husband, James Turner. She remembers moving into their first apartment in Pittsfield Village as a result of fair housing protests in Ann Arbor in the 1960s. Turner has two master’s degrees and she taught English at Huron High School for 30 years. Dolores and James celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in September 2021.

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Historic House Moved along Washtenaw Ave., August 1956

Historic House Moved along Washtenaw Ave., August 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, August 14, 1956
Caption
House on a Highway: Busy Washtenaw Rd. had some unusually heavy traffic yesterday when this house was transported from Ann Arbor to its new site in the 4000 block of Washtenaw Rd. It stood originally on S. Forest Ave. near the Forest Ave. parking lot. On Friday the house was moved to a point near the Washtenaw Ave.-Stadium Blvd. intersection and "parked" off the highway over the weekend. Yesterday the slow journey was completed. It is shown here moving up the grade in front of the entrance to Pittsfield Village.

Old Guild House Being Moved, July 1955

Old Guild House Being Moved, July 1955 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 9, 1955
Caption
Guild House Moved: The old Congregational and Disciples guild, shown here being moved at E. Liberty St. and State St. yesterday, was on its way from the old site on Maynard St. to Pontiac Tr., its new location. The resident minister and his wife, the Rev. and Mrs. H. L. Pickerill, are the new owners of the house in which they have lived for many years. Formerly, it was owned by the national board of the Disciples of Christ Church. The Pickerills have moved, along with the students, to a recently purchased guild house on Thompson St. and plan to rent the Pontiac Tr. dwelling.

Future uncertain for the past

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August
Year
1997
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U-M leases land

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23
Month
October
Year
1997
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