Historic Preservation

Development News Black Ypsi sign on the First Ward School.
Development News State Theatre sign.

State Theatre to reopen after $8.5 million renovation project


Feature Story Ronald Woods in his office at Eastern Michigan University

How Ypsi's past informs its present and shapes its future


Feature Story Librarians at Ann Arbor's Carnegie library.

The Backstory: How Ann Arbor's libraries went public


Innovation News 300 N. Huron.
Feature Story Bach and Abel storefront.

The Backstory: Hot holiday gifts of 19th-century Ann Arbor


Feature Story Ann Allen.

The Backstory: Ann Arbor's founding mother, Ann Allen


Feature Story John F. Kennedy at the Michigan Union in 1960.

The Backstory: Presidential campaign stops of Ann Arbor's past


Feature Story The Main Street promenade funded by Elizabeth Dean, circa 1966.
Feature Story "Honest Jim" Kingsley.

The Backstory: "Honest Jim" Kingsley


Feature Story Staff of the Michigan Argus

The Backstory: Early Ann Arbor's multiple newspapers


Feature Story Rob Hess of Go! Ice Cream

Five local building blogs you should be reading