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AACHM Living Oral History Project Walking Tour

Presented in Partnership between the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County and the Ann Arbor District Library

Colored Welfare League Building Up For Sale, September 1964

Colored Welfare League Building Up For Sale, September 1964 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, September 9, 1964
Caption
The city is considering buying this building at 209-211 N. Fourth Ave.

Ann Street Black Business District

For most of the twentieth century, the 100 block of East Ann Street was a hub for Black-owned businesses in downtown Ann Arbor. A rotating set of barber shops, shoe shine parlors, dry cleaners, restaurants, blues bars, and pool rooms formed the backbone of Black social life, especially for men. The district stretched around the corner onto North Fourth Avenue where the Colored Welfare League housed Black-owned businesses and community organizations such as the early Dunbar Center.

Welfare League Sale Offer Rejected

Welfare League Sale Offer Rejected image
Parent Issue
Day
8
Month
June
Year
1965
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Decision Expected On Buying Building

Decision Expected On Buying Building image
Parent Issue
Day
25
Month
May
Year
1965
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To Appraise Offered Building

To Appraise Offered Building image
Parent Issue
Day
20
Month
October
Year
1964
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Building Offered For Sale

Building Offered For Sale image
Parent Issue
Day
1
Month
September
Year
1964
Copyright
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