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Washtenaw County Historic District Commission

Washtenaw County Foodways

Explore our cultural heritage through the lens of local food! Foodways highlights the foods and stories of the many different peoples of Washtenaw County's history.

  • 1.

    Esek Pray House

    Esek Pray House

    Esek Pray was one of the first property owners in Washtenaw County.

  • 2.

    Highland Cemetery

    Highland Cemetery

    African-American Civil War soldiers have a rich legacy in Washtenaw County

  • 3.

    Jiffy Mixes

    Jiffy Mixes

    The Chelsea, Michigan-based “Jiffy” brand grew rapidly during the post-World War II economic boom.

  • 4.

    Burns-Stokes Preserve

    Burns-Stokes Preserve

    The Burns-Stokes Preserve is located along a prehistoric First Peoples trail.

  • 5.

    First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor

    First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor

    This church hosted the “Convention Calling for Immediate Abolition" on November 10th, 1836

  • 6.

    East Ann Street

    East Ann Street

    African American establishments on the Ann Street Block celebrated the Blues in the 1960-70s

  • 7.

    Central School

    Central School

    At the turn of the century, Ypsilanti was a growing town with a growing school district

  • 8.

    Gordon Hall

    Gordon Hall

    Katherine Dexter McCormick, born at Gordon Hall in 1875, aspired that one day, women could vote.

  • 9.

    Rentschler Farm

    Rentschler Farm

    German-American family farms adapted to changing circumstances throughout the 20th century

  • 10.

    Willow Run Bomber Plant

    Willow Run Bomber Plant

    World War II transformed Ypsilanti from a largely agricultural community to an industrial hub.

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