Howell Area Archives Digital Archive

Howell Post Office, 123 South Walnut Street, Howell, Michigan, Cornerstone Laying, October 22, 1936

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Crane lowering Cornerstone into place. Can see left to right, 120 and St. John Episcopal Church, 114 S. Walnut St. in the background.
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View of Walnut Methodist Church in the background
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The Cornerstone Reads "Henry Morgenthau Jr. - Secretary of the Treasury, James A Farley - Postmaster General,Louis A Simon - Supervising Architect, Neal A Melick - Supervising Engineer"
Masons, in Parade to Post Office Cornerstone Laying, near intersection of Michigan Avenue and East Grand River Avenue, looking northest. Signs left to right for Rexall Drugs, Chas P Ada Clothing, Farmers Market, Rieckhoff Jeweler and Optomitrist
Masons, in Parade to Post Office Cornerstone Laying, on Grand River Avenue looking southeast with Howell Theater, Standard Service, Soda, Cafe Beer Grill, Eager's Restaurant,  Livingston Hotel and  signage visible left to right.
Knight Templars - Grand Lodge Officers at Post Office Cornerstone Laying with  St. John Episcopal Church, 114 S. Walnut St., 112 S. Walnut St. & 201 West Grand River Avenue in the background left to right.

Title

Howell Post Office, 123 South Walnut Street, Howell, Michigan, Cornerstone Laying, October 22, 1936

Description

This series of photographs were taken on October 22, 1936 at the Ceremony for the Laying of the Cornerstone for the new Post Office in Howell, Michigan.  It was located at 123 South Walnut Street.

The Howell Post Office was the first Federal building in Livingston County.  The local committee, consisting of Postmaster Alfred H. Pfau, W.W. Blackney, Congressman of the 6th District of Flint, and Charles P. Adams, Mayor of Howell, had requested the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Michigan to lay the cornerstone according to the ritual of the Order.  The Howell Commandery #28, Knights Templar, paraded from the Howell Lodge to the scene of the ceremony.    The line of march proceeded east on Sibley to Court, north on Court to Grand River Avenue, west on Grand River to Walnut and south on Walnut to the Post Office site.

A half-day holiday was declared by Mayor Adams for the city of Howell.   The names of the persons in the photographs are unknown.

Subject

Post office buildings

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image/jpeg

Type

Image

Date

1936/10/22

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film negative

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Citation

“Howell Post Office, 123 South Walnut Street, Howell, Michigan, Cornerstone Laying, October 22, 1936,” Howell Area Archives Digital Archive, accessed April 15, 2024, https://archives.howelllibrary.org/items/show/8110.
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