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Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church on North Fourth Avenue, July 1958 Photographer: Duane Scheel

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church on North Fourth Avenue, July 1958 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 3, 1958
Caption
LANDMARK CHURCH: One of the oldest churches in Ann Arbor is the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church at 632 N. Fourth Ave., built in 1891. Funds for building the church were contributed by city businessmen and the labor was furnished free by the church members.

Copeland School - Dexter, November 1960 Photographer: Eck Stanger

Copeland School - Dexter, November 1960 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, November 24, 1960
Caption
VICTORIAN SPLENDOR: Still a magnificent landmark, even though it is slowly crumbling away, Dexter's Copeland School dominates the town. The building will disappear completely and forever before spring.

Copeland School Being Demolished - Dexter, March 1961 Photographer: Eck Stanger

Copeland School Being Demolished - Dexter, March 1961 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 23, 1961
Caption
GONE GHOSTS: The pleasant ghosts of a multitude of Dexter men and women who trod its hallowed halls have been evicted from the shell of the town's Copeland School, built in 1887 and scheduled to be completely torn down by the end of next month. The two bells from the familiar tower (above) that has dominated Dexter for nearly 75 years will be removed to a special "Copeland School Memorial" structure to be erected on the front lawn of the new Dexter High School. They rang from their venerable perch high above the village for the last time Tuesday, signaling the official completion of more than three-quarters of the demolition operation. The old school's hill site will be planted in grass, and its ghosts will retire to the last refuge of its photographs in hundreds of local scrapbooks. The abandoned building had been declared a safety hazard because of structural weaknesses that developed over the years.