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Main Street: Widening, July 1957 Photographer: Eck Stanger

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Ann Arbor News, July 15, 1957
WIDENING WORK: Progress continues on work to widen and improve S. Main St. from the railroad crossing near Madison St. to Stadium Blvd. The work shown is in the 60s block of S. Main, part of the street portion which will be widened to 44 feet. Most of the street, however, will be widened to 40 feet.
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Legacies Project Oral History: Peggy de Vries

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:16am

Peggy Jenny Winick was born in 1920 to Russian immigrant parents in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her father, George Winick, worked in the metal industry. Following the Great Depression, she worked part-time to help rebuild the family’s livelihood. In 1945 she married Gerritt W. de Vries and they moved to Ann Arbor so that he could attend the University of Michigan School of Architecture & Design. Peggy worked in photo finishing and printing at Ivory Photo. The de Vries had three children, and they retired in Lake Leelanau. She passed away in 2010.

Peggy de Vries was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2010 as part of the Legacies Project.

Ivory Photo, 1974

Ivory Photo, 1974 image

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