Howell Area Archives Digital Archive

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    This is a photograph of the interior of the N.E. Miner and Sons General Store, Cohoctah, Michigan.  It was included in the 1976 Howell Bicentennial History Book.  The store owner, Norris E. Miner, is on the right, and to the left is long time clerk, George Killin.  The store also housed the Cohoctah Post Office for many years.  Rolland Miner was postmaster from 1919 to 1950.  In 1944, the store was sold, and the post office moved across the street to what was known as the bank building.
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    This is a portrait of Charles W. Barber, Howell, Livington, Michigan.  Mr. Barber was born in 1830 in Washington, New York.  He came with his family to Green Oak Township in 1836.   Mr. Barber died at his residence in Howell in 1901.

    Charles W. Barber married Janette Peebles, daughter of J. Peebles in 1860.

    As an adult, he carried the mail for many years.  For the last 14 years of his life, he was the Proprietor of the Barber Hotel which was also known as the Howell Hotel.   The Barber Hotel was located near the Pere Marquette Depot in Howell.
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    This is a photograph of the interior of Bozarth Carpet Center, 202 South Michigan Avenue, Howell, Michigan.

    This address was the site of 1926 United States Post Office in Howell.  It later housed school rooms, then A & P Tea Company store, then Bozarth Carpet Center,  the Corner Pocket Billiard Center, Egnash Auctions and Swann's.
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    This is a photograph of the monuments honoring Central School and Howell High School (1922, later known as Howell Junior High School, and Michigan Avenue Middle School), located at 305 South Michigan Avenue, which is the present site of the Howell Post Office.
  • HCDL-ngp-P009-01-0039_u.jpg

    This is a portrait of Lyman Fay, and his wife, Harriet.  Mr. Fay was  Postmaster in Howell, Michigan.  The date of this photograph was 1977.
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    Howell, Michigan U.S. Post Office clerks and carriers 1936
    121 S. Walnut Street, Howell, Michigan

    Front row left to right: Al Pfau, William Bigelow, Kenneth Bucknell, Ford Beckwith, Royal Cranston.
    Middle row left to right: Bob Chapel, Sarah Cooper, Jessie Brayton, Arthur Willard, Raymond Miller,
    Back row left to right: Emmett Harris, Burt Purdy, Clyde Perkins, Harry Howe. - 1936
  • HCDL-ngp-P009-01-0037_u.jpg

    A photo of the old Howell post office located on Walnut street. At the time of the photo, the building was still in use, but in 1986 the location of the post office was changed to a new building Michigan Avenue.
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    A photo of the Arthur Willard working at the interior window of the Howell post office on Walnut street. Arthur Willard transfered to clerk from mail carrier recently before the photo was taken. 

    Photo taken around 1940.
  • Delores Laidlow (left) and Alfred Pfau (right) in front of the Howell Post office.

    Photos of then Postmaster Delores Maidlow as well as former Postmaster Alfred Pfau. Additional photos include Lucile Pfau, Alfred's wife. Photos taken at the older Howell Post Office on Walnut street. 
  • The foundation for the Howell Post office located on Michigan Avenue.  An expansion of the Nazarene Church located on Brooks Street can be seen in the background of the photo.

    Located at the former site of Michigan Avenue Middle School. 

    The post office opened in March of 1986, replacing the post office that had been located on Walnut street.
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