Howell Area Archives Digital Archive

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  • HCDL-bd-922-W-Grand-River_m.jpg

    William McPherson Jr. built a palatial home at 922 W Grand River Ave., in Howell, Michigan. In later years, it was purchased by the Golden family, thanks to their grandson Scott Ginsburg, we have a glimpse of the home that was torn down many years ago. Narrated by Scott Ginsburg. (HCDL-bd-922-W-Grand-River_m.mp4)
  • HCDL-bd-Alpheus-and-Emelia-Smith-Cabin-Chilson_u.jpg

    Alpheus and Emelia Smith Cabin, Chilson, Michigan

    Hiram Smith was born in this cabin. The site of the store Alpheus owned is at the northwest corner of the intersection of Chilson and Brighton Roads. This cabin is about 1/4 mile west of the railroad tracks behind the store.  They soon moved to a farm and home that is present day 4389 Chilson Rd.

    unknown date of photo and person
  • HCDL-ngp-S004-01-0039_u.jpg

    502 W. Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI
    Northwest corner of W. Grand River Avenue and West St. intersection.
    Pedestrians

    AIA R/UDAT: Howell, MI (1984)
    American Institute of Architects Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team
    https://www.brikbase.org/content/aia-rudat-howell-mi-1984
  • HCDL-ngp-S004-01-0029_u.jpg

    503 W. Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI
    This photograph is of the southside of the 500 block of West Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan, and was taken as part of documentation for the R/UDAT Study, 1984. Homes are in view.

    In 1983, the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce applied for a R/UDAT (Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team) study, an American Institute of Architects program that brought a team of professionals to the city for a four-day period to study Howell's downtown, its ability to compete for regional shopping, and to make recommendations for improvements to re-vitalize the city.  The team, in 1984, during the study took photographs, interviewed people, held forums, and in the end provided an outline of strategies.
  • HCDL-ngp-S004-01-0027_u.jpg

    527 W. Grand River Avenue
    603 W. Grand River Avenue
    Northeast corner of Grand River Avenue and Jewett St. looking south
    Neighborhood houses, vehicle

    AIA R/UDAT: Howell, MI (1984)
    American Institute of Architects Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team
    https://www.brikbase.org/content/aia-rudat-howell-mi-1984
  • HCDL-ngp-S004-01-0026_u.jpg

    607 W. Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan
    611 W. Grand River Avenue
    South side of West Grand River Avenue intersection with Swann Court, Howell , Michigan, 1984.   
    The photo was taken as part of the R/UDAT study, 1984. (Regional /Urban Design Assistance Team).
    AIA R/UDAT: Howell, MI (1984)
    American Institute of Architects Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team
    https://www.brikbase.org/content/aia-rudat-howell-mi-1984
  • HCDL-ngp-S004-01-0018_u.jpg

    732 W. Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan 1984

    AIA R/UDAT: Howell, MI (1984)
    American Institute of Architects Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team
    https://www.brikbase.org/content/aia-rudat-howell-mi-1984
  • HCDL-ngp-S004-01-0016_u.jpg

    713 W. Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan 1984

    AIA R/UDAT: Howell, MI (1984)
    American Institute of Architects Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team
    https://www.brikbase.org/content/aia-rudat-howell-mi-1984

  • HCDL-ngp-S004-01-0013_u.jpg

    703 W. Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan
    722 W. Grand River Avenue, Howell
    South side of W. Grand River Avenue

    AIA R/UDAT: Howell, MI (1984)
    American Institute of Architects Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team
    https://www.brikbase.org/content/aia-rudat-howell-mi-1984
  • HCDL-ngp-S003-09-0022_u.jpg

    Unknown home, Howell, Michigan 1984
    This photograph was taken as part of documentation for the R/UDAT Study, 1984. In view is the intersection of Tompkins Street and West Grand River Avenue.

    In 1983, the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce applied for a R/UDAT (Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team) study, an American Institute of Architects program that brought a team of professionals to the city for a four-day period to study Howell's downtown, its ability to compete for regional shopping, and to make recommendations for improvements to re-vitalize the city. The team, in 1984, during the study took photographs, interviewed people, held forums, and in the end provided an outline of strategies.

    American Institute of Architects Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team
    https://www.brikbase.org/content/aia-rudat-howell-mi-1984
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