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Ann Arbor Observed

Selections from Then and Now
Grace Shackman
A quarter-century compilation of articles about the history of Ann Arbor from the Ann Arbor Observer

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Twenty-five years ago Grace Shackman began to document the history of Ann Arbor's buildings, events, and people in the Ann Arbor Observer. Soon Shackman's articles, which depicted every aspect of life in Ann Arbor during the city's earlier eras, became much-anticipated regular stories. Readers turned to her illuminating minihistories when they wanted to know about a particular landmark, structure, personality, organization, or business from Ann Arbor's past.

Packed with photographs from Ann Arbor of yesteryear and the present day, Ann Arbor Observed compiles the best of Shackman's articles in one book divided into eight sections: public buildings and institutions, the University of Michigan, transportation, industry, downtown Ann Arbor, recreation and culture, social fabric and communities, and architecture.

For long-time residents, Ann Arbor expatriates, University of Michigan alumni, and visitors alike, Ann Arbor Observed provides a rare glimpse of the bygone days of a town with a rich and varied history.

Cover image by Hamil Ma. Used with permission of the artist.

Grace Shackman is a history columnist for the Ann Arbor Observer, the Community Observer, and the Old West Side News, as well as a writer for University of Michigan publications. She is the author of two previous books: Ann Arbor in the 19th Century and Ann Arbor in the 20th Century.

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Copyright © 2006, University of Michigan. All rights reserved.

Product Details

  • 280 pages.
  • 117 B&W photographs.
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  • 2010
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  • 978-0-472-02467-4


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