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Old County Jail Building on North Main Street, July 1958 Photographer: Duane Scheel

Old County Jail Building on North Main Street, July 1958 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 3, 1958
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OLDEST KNKOWN STRUCTURE: The old county jail at 627 N. Main St., was erected in 1837, the year the University was established in Ann Arbor. Originally a natural red-brick color, the building has been whitewashed many times over by intervening lessees. It has seen service as a gasoline station, junk shop, apartment house, warehouse and church, among other things. Now it's scheduled for razing and has been picked as the site for the new Dunbar Community Center. Removal is slated within 90 days.

Model of Summit Park Expansion, January 1972 Photographer: Cecil Lockard

Model of Summit Park Expansion, January 1972 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 19, 1972
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Model Shows Playground Plans: This model showing how the expanded Summit St. Playground is proposed to look after Lansky's junk yard is relocated is currently on display at the Ann Arbor Community Center. A public presentation of the plans for the park will be held at tomorrow's Model Cities Policy Board meeting and at Monday's City Council meeting. The playground is presently .75-of-an-acre in size and will be expanded to a total of two acres. The model shows a sports activities area at bottom, a basketball court, and a handball court at upper left. The area to the right of the handball court will be for picnicking and other less active recreation. In the center is a fountain, while at lower right is a shelter adjacent to a playfield for small children.

Harberd, Lula Belle

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29
Month
October
Year
1985
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Dolores Preston Wins Scholarship

Dolores Preston Wins Scholarship image
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1
Month
February
Year
1957
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AACHM Oral History: Sharon Gillespie

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 10:53am

Sharon Gillespie

Sharon Gillespie was born in 1945 and raised by her grandmother in Oklahoma before moving to Ann Arbor with her mother at age nine. She remembers redlining in Ann Arbor and the breakup of the historically Black neighborhood she grew up in. She helped raise two younger sisters while her mother attended ophthalmology school at the University of Michigan. Gillespie excelled in her career as a typesetter at local businesses. After retiring, she has been active in volunteering at homeless shelters and hospice programs. She was married to Raymond Gillespie for 21 years. 

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Richard Dumas Blake (1922-1989)

 

Richard D. Blake stands in front of Bethel AME Church
Richard D. Blake, 1979

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AACHM Oral History: Thekla Mitchell

Sun, 11/08/2020 - 9:27am

Thekla Mitchell

Thekla Mitchell: Thekla White was born in 1921 in Newport, Arkansas, the youngest of nine siblings. At age 22, she traveled to Ann Arbor to visit her sister. After getting a job at Cunningham’s Drug Store, she decided to stay. She worked at the University of Michigan Hospital as a nurses’ aid and laboratory assistant in the Pathology Department for 24 years. Known as “Dimples” to friends and family, Mrs. Mitchell was active in community organizations including the Ann Arbor Civic Club and the Order of the Eastern Stars.

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