Saturday, January 24, 2015
If you live in the greater Rochester area, you are invited to the next public meeting of the Rochester Avon Historical Society on Thursday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the Rochester Hills Public Library. Your blog author will present "Parallel Lives: the Hamlins and the Woodwards," an illustrated program that will examine the lives and legacies of two of the Rochester area's pioneer families. The program is free and open to the public and anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend.
Be sure to check out the RAHS Facebook page for announcements of other programs of interest, including Tuesday Brown-Bag lunch meetings and our Appraisal Day, coming on Sunday, March 1 at noon.
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Saturday, January 17, 2015
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Sunday, January 4, 2015
This subdivision was platted in October 1913, and adjoined the larger Albertson Addition to the north, which had been laid out on the former Albertson farm in 1900. The partners in this development were Elijah Bailey Howarth, Jr. and his wife Laura, and Laura M. George Hammond. Elijah Howarth was a prominent Oakland County attorney and descendants of the Howarths who had settled in the Silverbell and Lapeer roads area of Orion Township. The historic Howarth School is named after this family.
Elijah B. Howarth received his law degree in 1910 and began his private practice in Rochester. In 1913, the same year in which this subdivision was platted, he moved his practice to Royal Oak. He later went on to serve as a state senator from Oakland County. The Howarths' partner in their Rochester subdivision was Laura M. Hammond, the widow of George A. Hammond, and a member of the George family of Rochester. Laura's sister, Grace, was married to Carroll B. Chapman, the son of William C. Chapman, one of Rochester's biggest real estate developers in the early 20th century.
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Thursday, January 1, 2015
|1945 U.S. topographical map of downtown Rochester, before the flood|
|2011 U.S. topographical map of downtown Rochester|
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