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100 Years ago in Ypsilanti

100 Years ago in Ypsilanti image
Doris Milliman
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Ypsilanti Historical Society
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1-19-1893 The Old Bridge on Congress Street(Michigan Avenue) is being taken down. It was erected in 1868. Removal of old Bridge completed Monday, 1-23-1893. New Bridge started 1-25-1893. To be Pratt Truss Bridge erected by Detroit Bridge and Iron Works in charge of W. H. Monroe, Foreman. Floor to top of Center Truss, 25 feet and 2 feet wider than old bridge.

2-20-1893 Common Council accepted new Congress street Bridge.

2-24-1893 Jewelry store of E.L. Hough in building owned by J,B. Wortley on Huron Street burned at 8:30 in evening. Loss $er 7:00 P.M.

4-14-1893 Furnishings of Follett House (E. Cross at Bridge) sold for $2,000.00.

4-14-1893 Tornado swept across Dundee Township about 7:00 P.M. Demolished everything in its path. Entire Village of Rea was wrecked. One killed, 2 injured, Damage $100000. Chimney from Glover's Factory disappeared.

7-8-1893 Commercial of this date says “Sidney Rathfon has sold equipment and franchise of Ypsi Horse Car Line to James L. Hill.” George F. Smith sold his 1/2 interest in “The Ypsilantian” to Wm. M. Osband who continued alone.

8-18-1893 Young Ladies' Improvement Club formed to change Prospect Cemetery to a Park as designed by Mr. Laidlaw, Gardener for Michigan Central Rail Road. Officers of the Club were: Mrs. Fred Palmer, President Mrs. Hull, Secretary, Fred Green, Treasurer.

9-8-1893 Mr. Coe took George C. Smithe in as partner in the Ypsi Commercial as of this date.

9-13-1893 Issue of Ypsi Commercial has description of proposed new Normal Gymnasium and abstract of property.

9-22-1893 F. W. Glaufield is contractor of Gymnasium at $18,896.

10-10-1893 First issue of the “St. Luke's Register” a monthly paper. First through telephone Service to New York City.

11-24-1893 The Congregational Parsonage was opened to the Public. Contractors: S. B. Mereness and Ed. Rorison.

Doris Milliman