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AACHM Oral History: Thekla Mitchell

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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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Lurie Terrace Completed, October 1964

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Ann Arbor News, October 7, 1964
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Lurie Terrace Completed: News photographer Duane Scheel used a 135-mm telephoto lens to "capture" from atop the Ann Arbor Trust Co. building this view of Lurie Terrace, a 142-unit apartment building for persons 62 and older. The $1.7 million, eight-floor pentagonal structure will be dedicated at 4 p.m. Friday. U.S. housing and welfare officials from Washington, D.C., will help dedicate the facility. It is financed under a Housing and Home Finance Agency 50-year loan. So far, 120 units have been leased and 70 of those have been occupied. Other applicants are being screened.

Interior of a flexible style apartment in completed Lurie Terrace, October 1964

Interior of a flexible style apartment in completed Lurie Terrace, October 1964 image
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Ann Arbor News, October 7, 1964
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Heirlooms Grace Apartments The apartment of Mrs. Katherine W. Guigon is furnished with several pieces of antique furniture and other heirlooms she brought with her from her home in Milwaukee, Wis. Her apartment is the "flexible" type with the bedroom area separated from the living room by a folding door. Other apartment types are one bedroom with separate bedrooms and living rooms and the "bachelor" type of one room. All have their own kitchen facilities.

Golden Anniversary Party

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Day
19
Month
November
Year
1962
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