Howell Area Archives Digital Archive

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  • HCDL-gn-Teeple-N055A_u.jpg

    This is an aerial photograph of Howell, Michigan, taken to the west of Page Field, looking south.  In view, is the Ann Arbor Railroad Track, Purdy and Woodruff Lumberyard next to the tracks, a baseball field that was formerly present just north of the railroad tracks, and the streets in view include Barnard, running north/south; East Clinton Street, running east/west, and East Grand River Avenue.  The old St. Joseph Catholic Church which stood at the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Fowler Street is gone and is replaced by a grocery store, Wrigley which opened in 1963 or Sefa's which came later. Fowler Street runs north/south is noted.  There are people on the baseball field.
  • The Ann Arbor Railroad tracks are visible and also East Grand River Avenue.

    Aerial photographs of the Howell Live Stock Auction Building and  Grounds, 2300 East Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan, 1982.
  • HCDL-ngp-T004-07-0017_u.jpg

    This is a photograph of the Howell Ann Arbor Depot, 123 Wetmore Street, Howell, Michigan.  It was a passenger and freight depot owned by the Toledo-Ann Arbor Railroad.

    There is a train appraching the depot platform, and several passengers are waiting for the train.   In the background is the First Baptist Church of Howell.

    The date of the photograph and names of persons are unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-T004-07-0028_u.jpg

    Ann Arbor Railroad Coal Dock -1951

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  • HCDL-ngp-T004-07-0027_u.jpg

    Ann Arbor Railroad Depot at Howell, Michigan - 1909

    Viewing East, bridge is Michigan Ave. Whipple House carriage is waiting at the depot.

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  • HCDL-ngp-T004-08-0038_u.jpg

    This is a photograph taken in 1957 of the Ann Arbor Railroad Station/Depot in Hamburg Michigan.

    Names of persons in photograph unknown.

    This photograph shows the "Doodlebug" or McKeen Electric Car that was one of several owned by the Ann Arbor Railroad.
  • HCDL-ngp-T004-07-0036_u.jpg

    This is a photograph captioned "Depot with Ed Beach", and was included in David Finney's book, "Images of America, Howell', and it notes that this brick depot was built on the north side of Howell by the Ann Arbor Railroad in 1885-1886.  To the right, there is a partial view of an omnibus from the Whipple House which was owned by Henry Whipple.   In the background is the Michigan Avenue Bridge.

    The date of the photograph is unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-T004-07-0007_u.jpg

    This is a photograph of a McKeen Motor Car stopped at the Ann Arbor Depot, Howell, Livingston Michigan.   This gas train ran between Toledo, Ohio, and Frankfort Michigan from 1910 to 1912.  The home base was in Howell, Michigan.

    The Ann Arbor Railroad owned five of these cars which were gasoline powered.  They were also called "doodlebugs".

    The year of this photograph is unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-T004-07-0013_u.jpg

    This is a photograph taken from the "Tunnel Bridge" as it was called.  It was the bridge that goes over the present day CSX Railroad (Toledo & Ann Arbor Railroad, Ann Arbor Railroad) at Michigan Avenue, Howell, Michigan.  Michigan Avenue was formerly known as Division Street, and East Street.

    The Toledo & Ann Arbor Railroad constructed an 800 foot railroad tunnel in the village of Howell.  The Livingston Republican noted, May 27, 1886, that the tunnel "is undoubtably the longest in Michigan, and the work strengthening its walls has been completed and it is now considered a safer passage for trains".

    The train is going south, is Engine #7.

    George Belfries was the Engineer. The photograph is  J. Potts.

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  • HCDL-ngp-T004-07-0018_u.jpg

    This is a photograph of the Ann Arbor Railroad Depot, Howell Michigan.  The year is unknown.  The view is looking east with the Michigan Avenue Bridge in the background.  The persons in the picture are unknown.
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