Howell Area Archives Digital Archive

Howell Michigan, West Grand River Avenue, First Traffic Light




Howell Michigan, West Grand River Avenue, First Traffic Light


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.


Traffic signs and signals





Rights Note

Howell Carnegie District Library makes no representation that it is the owner of the copyright in any published material. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright.


Please submit an inquiry to the archives if you want a better quality digital image or a print. Include the title of the image and reason for print/digital image with your inquiry. Archives staff will contact you regarding your inquiry.

Original Format

film negative



“Howell Michigan, West Grand River Avenue, First Traffic Light,” Howell Area Archives Digital Archive, accessed July 20, 2024,
Suggest a Correction