The Heritage Foundation’s 2012 Marker Awards go to Commercial Buildings
Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30pm
Ladies’ Literary Club, 218 North Washington
The dinner is potluck.
Markers recognizing sensitivity to such preservation ethics as restoration, maintenance, and craftmanship don’t just go to old-house painted-lady Victorians. Ypsilanti recognizes barns, garages, and out-buildings with marker awards. This year’s marker awards all go to commercial establishments who could more easily have moved their businesses to a pole barn out by the airport.
We’re awfully glad they didn’t.
With the exception of Michigan Ladder, which is still used for its original purpose, the other historic commercial structures are great examples of adaptive reuse, which is so critical to the preservation of historic structures.
770 Norris Street
2 W. Michigan Avenue
100 Rice Street
Michigan Ladder Company
12 E. Forest Avenue
Millworks Building/Ypsi Food Co-Op
312 N. River Street
Utilities Instrumentation Service
306 N. River Street
Ypsilanti Automotive History Museum
100 E. Cross Street