Howell Area Archives Digital Archive

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  • HCDL-ngp-S004-02-0049_u.jpg

    This is a photograph of the Goodnow& Jubb Building, 101 East Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan.  The photograph shows the intersection of East Grand River Avenue and Michigan Avenue.  The traffic signal is in the foreground and early automobiles are noted.  The date of the photograph is unknown.
  • HCDL-ngp-S004-01-0002_u.jpg

    This is a photograph of the first traffic light in downtown, Howell, Michigan.   The view is of the traffic signal and West Grand River  Avenue.  The location of the traffic light was  Grand River Avenue and  Michigan Avenue (previously known as East Street - 1895- and Division Street, 1915).  Today, it is known as the Main Four.

    The exact date of the installation of the traffic light is unknown.  There is a mix of old cars and horses and buggies in this photograph.  It appears that there is a band marching in the street.  The Presbyterian Church peaks are visible in the far background.
  • HCDL-ngp-D004-01-0088_u.jpg

    This photograph is of the southside of the 100 block of East Grand River Avenue, Howell, Michigan, and was taken as part of documentation for the R/UDAT Study, 1984.  In view is the front of the 100 block of East Grand River Avenue, with the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Grand River Avenue in the forefront, and First National Bank.  Traffic and the traffic lights 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.

    American Institute of Architects Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team
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