Howell Area Archives Digital Archive

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  • HCDL-ngp-H004-02-003_u.jpg

    An image of downtown Brighton, Michigan, East Grand River Avenue.   In the background is 140 East Grand River, a Blacksmith shop that later was The Marine Bar, and currently houses Champs Pub. (2022)
  • HCDL-gn-Teeple-N004_u.jpg

    This is a photograph of the building at 201 South Michigan Avenue, Howell, Michigan.  It housed the Paul Hougaboom State Farm Insurance Agency.  Also in view are cars on South Michigan Avenue, the Drive Through Branch of the First National Bank, on the northeast corner of Sibley Street and South Michigan Avenue, Christmas garland on the street lamp, the back of the buildings on the south side of East Grand River Avenue, and the Livingston County Courthouse.

    There is also signage for the intersection of M-155 and Business Loop I-96.

    The exact date is unknown but believed to be in the 1970's.
  • HCDL-ngp-B002-02-0060_u.jpg

    This photograph was included on the 1st National Bank Calendar.   The view is  facing northeast at the intersection of Grand River Avenue and Division Street (Michigan Avenue). 

    On the north side of Grand River is the store front of Henry J. Sweet, a civil war veteran and proprieter of this grocery store.

    Date unknown
  • HCDL-ngp-B002-02-0063_u.jpg

    This image was included on the First National Bank Calendar.  Greenaway Building on the northeast corner of Grand River Avenue and Division Street (Michigan Avenue), with a group of men standing out front at the community drinking fountain.

    Howell, Livingston, Michigan, 1914

    Business names visible are (left to right): Geo. H. Chapel & O. J. P?, Larkin & Kruger Groceries
  • HCDL-ngp-B002-02-0064_u.jpg

    This image was included in the First National Bank calendar. The Howell Boomers Club, formerly known as the Howell Commercial Club (1910) worked to raise monies to pave Grand River Avenue  and also helped the city obtain streetlights.

    The "Great Wolverine Pavedway" was a brick road connecting Lansing to Detroit, Grand River Avenue as it passed through Howell.

    Between 1919 and 1948, the Howell Boomers Club became the Howell Board of Commerce, and in 1949, it reorganized as the Howell Chamber of Commerce.

    Car also has sign "We Just Got Married". unknown people

    Read the February 8, 1998 The Brighton Argus & the Livingston County Press article to learn of Grand River Ave history.
  • HCDL-ngp-B002-02-0069_u.jpg

    This image was included in the 2002 1st National Bank Calendar.

    It is captioned,  "I-96 construction in 1963 with updated equipment."

    Location: Livingston county

    Persons: unknown
  • HCDL-ngp-B002-02-0085_u.jpg

    This image is included in the First National Bank Calendar and is of Main Street, Gregory, Michigan.

    The date of the photograph is unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-B002-02-0092_u.jpg

    This image was included in the 2002 1st National Bank Calendar.

    It is captioned, "A cement mixer is used to pave State Street in 1915."

    Howell, Livingston, Michigan
  • HCDL-ngp-B002-02-0096_u.jpg

    This image was included in the 2001/6, 1st National Bank Calendar.

    It is captioned, "In 1932, bags of cement were hauled in trucks with hard rubber tires to begin paving Grand River west of Howell."

    Background: looking north, 100 block of West Grand River, Howell: Line's 5 to $1.00, Frykman Electric Shop, Fruits Soda, Martyn Variety Store.
  • HCDL-ngp-B002-02-0098_u.jpg

    This image was included in the 2001, 1st National Bank Calendar, 10-2001.

    The caption reads, "The Ford Parade of Cars toured Livingston County in 1933. The cars traveled 10,000 miles across the country to prove that they were built to last.

    Background: Beurmann's Furniture

    Looking northwest at the intersection of Walnut Street and West Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan
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