Manchester Calendar Table of Contents

Manchester Area Historical Society Calendars
Table of Contents for 1984-2004
 
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Back issues of the calendar, if available, may be purchased from the Manchester Area Historical Society (MAHS). In parentheses following each house or building is listed the year of construction and the first or earliest owner, if known.
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2004
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Photographs with brief notes
Article: country schools
Cover: Ward School
Manchester High School and Elementary Faculty, 1942-1943
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Feb.
Mar.
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May
June
centerfold
July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
end notes
Dresselhouse School
McMahon School
Girbach School
Allen School
Bridgewater Townhall/Bridgewater Center School
Dewey School
Irwin School
Dillingham School
Zimmerman/Grossman School
Matteson School
Craft School
Irish/Reno School
Paul School
Pleasant Lake School
Trip to the Michigan State Fair, 1949
English School
Lyon/Oak Ridge School
Irwin School, District No. 8, Grass Lake Rd., circa 1920s
Ward School
Building a Business That Knows No Completion
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2003
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Photographs with brief notes
Article: "One-Room Schoolhouses in the Manchester School District"
Cover: sample school records
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Mar.
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May
June
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Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Nellie Ackerson, photograph and teacher's contract
1916 Manchester High School Football Team
Class of 1914, Manchester High School
1911 Union School
Short School
Spafard School
Union School
Union School, Henrietta Weir's First and Second Grades, 1898
Manchester High School & Elementary School, 1936/37 through 1953
Nellie Ackerson School
Silver Lake School
Schumacker School
Rogers Corners
Rowe's Corners
Manchester High School 1939 Football Team
Manchester High School Band, 1939
Kuebler School
Lancaster School
Davidter School
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2002
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Photographs with brief notes
Article: "Centennial Farms of Manchester"
Cover: Christmas card from the Blumenaurs (1950s)
Breitenwischer Centennial Farm, 20733 Pleasant Lake Road
Eschelbach Centennial Farm, 11516 Waters Road
Walter Centennial Farm, 29823 Logan Road
Huehl Acres, 4100 Fletcher Rd.
Paul Centennial Farm, 14205 Pleasant Lake Road
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Dec.
Irwin Homestead, 16880 Grass Lake Road
Raab Farm, 11665 Bemis Rd.
Steinaway Farm, 6940 Esch Rd.
The Old Leeman Place, 19266 Lehman Road
Horning Centennial Farm, 11834 Pleasant Lake Rd.
Every Homestead, 11533 Braun Rd.
Breitenwischer Centennial Farm, 20733 Pleasant Lake Rd.
Eschelbach Centennial Farm, 11516 Waters Rd.
Walter Centennial Farm, 29823 Logan Rd.
Huehl Acres, 4100 Fletcher Rd.
Paul Centennial Farm, 14205 Pleasant Lake Rd.
Bross Homestead - Neal Road
Weidmayer Centennial Farm, 10044 Pleasant Lake Road
Disbrow Centennial Farm, 17621 Ely Road
Rossettie Centennial Farm, 8875 Chelsea-Manchester Rd.
Uphaus Centennial Farm, 14324 Pleasant Lake Road
Bruestle Centennial Farm, 18652 Pleasant Lake Rd.
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2001
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Photographs with brief notes, historical events marked
Article: "The Past . . . and the Future"
Cover: Ockrow Street, Manchester, Michigan, ca 1920
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Nov.
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Food for Peace Ceremony - Bridgewater, Michigan, January 1948
Sharon Hollow (c. 1910)
Trade Card for Haeussler Drug Store,
124 East Main Street, Manchester, Michigan (1883)
Sharon Methodist Church and Sharon Township Hall,
Pleasant Lake Road at Sylvan Road (pre-1917)
Widmayer Hardware (c. mid1920s)
Ford Motor Company Plant (1937-1957)
North Side of Exchange Place, East Main Street, Manchester, Michigan
Pleasant Lake School Centenial, June 19, 1938
Manchester Village Football Team (1913)
Zion Lutheran Church, South Fletcher Road at Waters Road,
Freedom Township
Playbills, The Manchester Theatre, November 1944
Bethel United Church of Christ, Bethel Church Rd. at Schneider Road,
Freedom Township
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2000
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Photographs and drawings with brief notes, historical events marked
Article: "Manchester, Michigan: 1800s-2000"
Cover: Kirchhofer House (Heinrich & Lydia Kirchhofer, 1871)
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July
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Nov.
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Rehfuss and Kapp Block - Main Street (Dr. Christian Kapp/Wm. Rehfuss, 1882)
Bridgewater General Store, ca 1912
Pleasant Lake, ca 1920
The Iron Creek Church (1868)
Sharon Hollow, ca 1900
Manchester Cement Plant (1902-1906)
Soulesville
Old Village Hall (1887)
Alber Orchard and Cider Mill (1890)
First Catholic Church (1870)
Horse-Drawn Hearse (befor 1900)
The German Church (1915)
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1999
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Photographs with brief notes, historical events marked
Article: "The Historical Manchester Mill"
Cover: Farmers' Grist Mill or Manchester Roller Mill (rebuilt 1853 and 1926)
Jan.
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June
July
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Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Railroad trestle, ca 1895 (Ypsilanti, Hillsdale and Indiana Railroad, 1870)
Iron Bridge (Village of Manchester, 1886)
Early Steam Shovel (Lakeshore & Southern Railroad Gravel Pit, ca 1910)
Emanuel United Church of Christ, ca 1912 (1882)
1904 Ford (at Union Savings Bank)
Union Bank Building (1894)
Ice Cream Shop, circa 1910 (1880s)
Stoneboat Factory (ca 1880s-1890s)
Ward School on the Village Green (before 1867)
Fred Schaible Groceries Building (1860)
Union Depot (1910)
St. Mary Catholic Church (1911)
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1998
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Photographs with brief notes, historical events marked
Article: "The Art & History of Postcard Collecting"
Blacksmith Shop (William F. Neebling, 1877)
Plowing, Main Street ca 1900
Railroad bridge
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Feb.
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May
June
July
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Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Iron Bridge on Main Street (1886, postcard ca 1920)
Manchester Brewery (ca 1870s)
Hay Baler (ca 1900)
Country School (ca 1880s, photo ca 1910)
Bridgewater Depot (ca 1890)
Cows grazing near railroad
Green Hotel (ca 1870)
Sharon Mills (1835-36)
Union School (1867)
Manchester Plastics (1960s)
Horse drawn wagon with squash
Ice harvest on Main Street (ca 1910)
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1997
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Pen & ink sketches by Bill Shurtliff with descriptive paragraphs,
historical events marked
Article: "Manchester: The Civil War Era"
Chronology of Manchester history (1820-1898)
List of 150 of Manchester's Union soldiers
John Emory Irwin (ca 1862)
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May
June
July
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Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Dorey-Briggs House (ca 1836)
Exchange Place (ca 1886)
Log house in Bridgewater Twp.
Manchester Enterprise (George Spaffard, 1867)
Sharon Monument (1886)
Scene from Heiber Farm (ca 1860s, Freedom Twp.)
Civil War Monument (1907, Oak Grove Cemetery)
J. Fred Schaible Dry Goods Store (pre-1885)
James Irwin Home (1856, Sharon Twp.)
Bridgewater Twp. Hall (1882)
Watkins-Trolz House (Lucius Dennison Watkins, 1860)
The German Church - Emanuel U.C.C. (1882)
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1996
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Pen & ink sketches by Bill Shurtliff with brief notes, historical events marked
A summary of John Swainson's contributions to the MAHS
Photograph: John B. Swainson (1925-94), Governor of Michigan 1960-62
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May
June
July
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Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Uhlman House (1840s, Freedom Twp.)
Iron Bridge on Main Street (1886)
Railroad Hand Car (1900s)
Old Methodist Church (pre-1917),
previously a Congregational Church, Sharon Twp.
Joseph & Matilda Lowery House (1860)
Freeman House (hotel, 1867)
Cruise Night at Bridgewater Bank Tavern (1920)
Freight House (ca 1872)
Johnson Controls (Henry Ford, 1941)
Jesse & Hazel Walker Barn (1949)
Ward School (1867)
St. Mary Catholic Church (1911)
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1995
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Pen & ink sketches by Bill Shurtliff with brief notes, historical events marked
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May
June
July
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Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Dancehill Farm or Glatz House (Oliver Sandford, 1850s)
Manchester Stamping Corporation (1963)
Dayss Farm (William & Nellie Kirchgessner, ca 1880)
Luther C. Klager Hatchery (1930)
South Side of East Main Street
Henry & Mary Lutz House (ca 1897)
American Legion Hall (1977)
Allie's Resort (Allen Luckhardt, purchased 1944)
Elba Post Office (Dr. Bennett Root, 1830s)
Paul & Lauren Feldkamp Farmhouse (1948)
Don Irwin Farm (James Irwin, 1836, Sharon Twp.)
Manchester United Methodist Church (1969)
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1994
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Pen & ink sketches by Bill Shurtliff with brief notes, historical events marked
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Heimerdinger House (1880, Freedom Twp.)
Morning at the bakery (1972)
Keith Hill Instrument Maker Barns (1988, Sharon Twp.)
Flower gardens of Glen Lehr, Sr.
John Fahey plowing (ca 1946)
Manchester Tool & Die (1955)
Lucius Dennison Watkins Station (ca 1868)
Haab Hardware (1852, originally the German Methodist Church)
Short School (ca 1950, Bridgewater Twp.)
Moyad Farmstead (the Paul home, ca 1885, Bridgewater Twp.)
St. Francis de Borgia Roman Catholic Church (1858, Freedom Twp.)
Frank Smith House (1885, Sharon Twp.)
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1993
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Pen & ink sketches by Bill Shurtliff with brief notes, historical events marked
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Haeussler's Drug Store (Drs. Lynch and Van Dyne, 1866)
Disbrow Farmhouse (Virgil Van Winkle, 1881)
Spafard School (ca 1880)
Parker Barn (William Schlicht, 1920s, probably largest in Washtenaw Co.)
Mann Elevator (1915, Bridgewater)
River Raisin
Chicken Broil (1950s)
Gustave H. & Marie (Kurfess) Breitenwischer Store (early 1900s)
Wacker Oil Truck (1932)
Palustrine Farm or Kemner House (William Lamb, 1874)
Union Savings Bank & Main Street (A. J. Waters & Walter Mack, 1894)
Catholic Church Rectory (1873 , Freedom Twp.)
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1992
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Pen & ink sketches by Barbara Reinhart with brief notes
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Nellie Ackerson (1888-1967)
Fountain-Walton House (Jabez Fountain, 1842)
First wing of Manchester H.S. (1936, now Middle School)
Wuerthner Bros. Men's Clothing Store (ca 1937)
Horse Team & Wagon on Main Street (ca 1930s)
Coal & Iron Storage Building (pre-1877)
Rauschenberger-Way House (ca 1880)
Morgan Store (late 1800s, Manchester Creamery after 1912)
Dresselhouse & Davidter Hardware Store (ca 1940)
Railroad Bridge (from 1920s postcard)
Manchester Handle Factory (ca 1915)
Christmas greetings from Charles W. Lindbert Chevrolet (1926)
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1991
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Pen & ink sketches by Bill Shurtliff with brief notes
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Corey House (Hon. J. D. Corey, ca 1868)
Pleasant Lake House (hotel, 1880)
Merriman-Nathan House (Mr. Wilkins(on), stage stop, ca 1835)
Wurster-Hendley House (Adam Wurster, 1913)
Barn raising (ca 1860, Kaiser & Klager Roads)
Turk House (ca 1860)
Haying in 1991
Knauss House (Henri & Elizabeth Aichele home, 1866)
Davidter School, Bethel Church Road, Sharon Twp.
Leeman-Davidson Farmhouse
(Capt. James & Elizabeth (Mower) Davidson, ca 1840, Sharon Twp.)
Steel Truss Bridge (1915, River Raisin Station)
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (1867, Freedom Twp.)
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1990
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Pen & ink sketches by Bill Shurtliff with brief notes
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Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Mann Mill (William Hoffer, 1924, site of flour mill, 1832)
Dr. Goodrich & Mary Conklin - Althouse Residence (1867)
Ernest Smith Boys at Home (ca 1905)
Bethel United Church of Christ (1909, Freedom Twp.)
Rossettie Airport (1971)
Grossman-Huber Gas Station (1938)
Alumni Memorial Field (1939)
Jones-Roesch House (ca 1860)
Blacksmith Shop (William F. Neebling, 1877)
Light Cooper Shop (ca 1870)
Bridgewater Logger (David Thrasher, ca 1900)
Spafard-Wacker House (Franklin & Sarah Spafard, ca 1900)
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1989
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Pen & ink sketches by Bill Shurtliff with brief notes
Back issues are no longer available for this year.
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Lovejoy House (Benjamin Lovejoy, 1880)
Union Depot (Lakeshore & Southern Railroad, 1910)
Blosser-Grossman House (1856)
Southern Washtenaw Mills (John D. Kief, 1854)
Parr-Thelen House (1850s)
North Side of Exchange Place, Manchester (ca 1900)
Van Duyn-Watking Home (John D. Van Duyn, 1872)
The Gazebo (Manchester Area Historical Society, 1987)
Jacob Barn (Charlie Jacob, ca 1914)
Alber Orchard Cider Mill (1890)
Parlor Scene - 1842 Fountain (Walton) House, ca 1910 (1842)
Iron Creek Church (1868)
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1988
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Pen & ink sketches by Bill Shurtliff with brief notes
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Sharon Mills (1835-36)
Union School (1867)
Manchester Brewery (ca 1870s)
Walton House (Jabez Fountain home, 1842)
Fellows Bridge Canoe Race (1967)
Manchester Twp. Library (Dr. James A. Lynch home, 1867)
Sharon Twp. Civil War Monument (1886)
Reck House (Elijah Carr farm house, 1842)
Rehfuss & Kapp Block (William Rehfuss and Dr. Christian Kapp, 1882)
Old Village Hall (1887)
St. Thomas Lutheran Church (1874, Freedom Twp.)
The Hustings - home of former Governor John B. and Alice Swainson
(Hiram & Lydia Martin, 1864)
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1987
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Pen & ink sketches by Bill Shurtliff with brief notes
Jan.
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July
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Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Old Stone House (J. D. Corey home, 1834)
Wiedman House (ca 1860)
David Palmer House (1860, Bridgewater Twp.)
Millpond Railroad Bridge (1870)
War Memorial (Oak Grove Cemetery, 1907)
Lyman Baldwin Farmhouse (1868)
Green Hotel (1870)
Benjamin English House (1850s)
Old Stone Barn (Matthew Keeler, 1850?)
St. John's Lutheran Church (1883)
Forge scene at the Blacksmith Shop (1877)
Dr. Bennett F.Root House (1852)
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1986
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Pen & ink sketches by Dorothea Raffaelli Stockbridge with brief notes
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Charles Younghans - Freg G. Houck House (1872)
Bur Oak - Austin Road (300 years)
Hiram & Louise (Cash) Parr House (1909)
Mahlon Smith Barn (centennial farm)
Dr. Meyers Residence (1860s)
Old Manchester Post Office
Movie set for "The Carrier"
Sharon Farms (Kappler Farm, after 1849)
Union Depot (1910)
Alber Orchard Cider Mill (1890)
Huber-Maurer Barn (1919)
Knauss House (Henri & Elizabeth Aichele home, 1866)
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1985
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Pen & ink sketches by Dorothea Raffaelli Stockbridge with brief notes
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Hoover Universal Ford Building
Manchester Antique Mall (1866)
Rowe's Corner School (1890)
St. Mary's Catholic Church (1909)
Hardenbergh House (1870)
Emanuel United Church of Christ (1882)
The Hustings - home of former Governor John B. and Alice Swainson
(Hiram & Lydia Martin, 1864)
King House (Stephen Fargo home, 1835)
Sharon United Methodist Church (1877)
Frank Smith House (1885)
Hon. J. D. Corey House (1868)
Bethel United Church of Christ (1909)
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1984
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Pen & ink sketches by Dorothea Raffaelli Stockbridge with brief notes
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Blacksmith Shop (William F. Neebling, 1877)
Manchester Twp. Library (Dr. James A. Lynch home, 1867)
Cash House (ca 1836)
Manchester Enterprise office
Kirchofer House (Jabez Fountain home, 1853)
Black Sheep Tavern (over 100 years)
Manchester Village Hall (1879)
"The Castle" (A. J. Waters' home, ca 1900)
Manchester Middle School (1930s)
Sharon Mills (1835-36)
Manchester Mill (1832)
Walton House (the Fountain House, 1842)
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