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Westaire Subdivision Model Home, July 1956

Westaire Subdivision Model Home, July 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 21, 1956
Caption
...Things to Come: This is a Staebler & Son model home: a model representation of the more expensive homes this firm will build in Westaire subdivision. This home fronts S. Circle Dr. at Maple Rd. Staebler & Son took out permits to build its first 16 homes in Westaire. Its officials expect to start 10 others this year.

Westaire Subdivision Development, July 1956

Westaire Subdivision Development, July 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 21, 1956
Caption
The Rough Stage: Now in the rough, raw building stage - that describes Westaire subdivision, now teeming with construction activity in the city's northwest area. This is S. Circle Dr., a new street which starts at Miller Ave. west of Arbor Heights subdvision and curves past Haisley School to Maple Rd. That's Haisley School in the background. There are a part of 68 homes being built by the Prospect Hill Construction Co.

Aerial Photograph of Westaire Subdivision, July 1956

Aerial Photograph of Westaire Subdivision, July 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 21, 1956
Caption
Westward Ho: Ann Arbor's city limits are pushed ever outward. And this aerial photograph offers graphic evidence. That thoroughfare across the bottom of the picture, completely paved and lined with neat homes on landscaped lots is Duncan St. Earlier in this decade, Duncan St. resembled the area above it, an area which lies due west. Maple Rd., the western city limits in this area, is shown above the rough land under construction as it extends across the picture. Miller Ave. is shown along the right extending from Duncan up to Maple. The sector under construction is Westaire subdivision, a 200-lot project being developed by Staebler & Son and the Prospect Hill Construction Co., a subsidiary of the Home Realty Co. Today, its streets are but graded, exaggerated paths through the field. But, they have recorded names and, in the future they will appear as urban as Duncan. Looking from Duncan west, the first street (the curved street) is N. Circle Dr. (right) and S. Circle Dr. (left). Above the curved street are three straight streets known as Westaire Way, Hasper Dr. and Western Dr. On to the west (toward top of picture), beyond Maple Rd., lies pastoral land. How long will it maintain its rural appearance? Who knows?

Aerial View of Westaire and Arbor Heights Subdivisions, July 1956

Aerial View of Westaire and Arbor Heights Subdivisions, July 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 7, 1956
Caption
Growing Northwest: The northwest area of Ann Arbor is partially seen in this aerial photo as an area of new homes. Haisley School (left, center) is flanked by the newly started Westaire subdivisions. The street leading from the school extends to Duncan St., which with its parallel Bruce St., constitutes Arbor Heights No. 2. The dirt area at the right is Arbor Heights No. 3. The original Arbor Heights is at the bottom left. Bruce and Duncan Sts., at their top portion, reach Miller Ave. Above this Martin Acres Nos. 1 and 2. These end at the pond near the top of the picture.