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A Historic Tour of Hertler Brothers and Downtown Home & Garden

Mark Hodesh takes us on a tour of the historic downtown Ann Arbor building he owns, which was originally built in 1896 as Hertler Brothers, and renamed as Downtown Home & Garden in 1997. The building located at 210 S. Ashley St. has provided services and supplies to the wider Ann Arbor community for over a century. While in some ways it remains unchanged—continuing to sell bulk seed, grain, and hay—it's also adapted to changing times and evolving customer needs. Current owner of the Downtown Home & Garden store, Kelly Vore, also adds her perspective on this legacy. —Donald Harrison

Hard Times for Hertler's

Hard Times for Hertler's image
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Day
25
Month
April
Year
1997
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Copyright Protected
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AADL Talks To: Margaret Parker

Margaret Parker
Margaret Parker

In this episode, AADL Talks to Margaret Parker. Margaret has been working as an artist for seven decades. She talks about her parents’ influence on her desire to become an artist and the evolution of her artistic development, from working in different mediums to confronting social justice issues in her work. Margaret talks about her time with the Michigan chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art and her commitment to bring public to Ann Arbor through her work on the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission.

For more information, see our digital collections related to Margaret Parker, or visit the artist's website.

 

Mark Hodesh and Margaret Parker in Parking Lot at Downtown Home & Garden, June 1999 Photographer: Larry E. Wright

Mark Hodesh and Margaret Parker in Parking Lot at Downtown Home & Garden, June 1999 image
Year:
1999
Published In:
Ann Arbor News, July 5, 1999
Caption:
Mark Hodesh and his wife, Margaret, are owners of the Downtown Home & Garden store. They are planning to convert a major part of the parking lot into a greenhouse, outdoor garden and conservatory.