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Known as Beebe's Corners in the early 1800s, the city of Warren has grown tobecome the third-largest city in Michigan, surrounding Center Line—the citywithin the city. Warren's history has something for everyone. A pioneer burial groundwas discovered on school property in the 1970s, and an old Norway spruce still pointsthe way for a vanished tribe. In the 1920s, the Warren cooperative supplied goodsto a growing community, and the first African American cemetery in the state wasestablished as well. Warren's General Motors Tech Center was dubbed "the Versailles ofIndustry" in the mid-20th century; in addition to a worldwide radio broadcast, a crowdof 5,000 attended the dedication ceremony, including Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower. TheChrysler tank arsenal helped to end World War II. World-renowned architects EeroSaarinen and Albert Kahn designed commercial and residential structures in Warrenand Center Line. Places of worship represent all faiths, and a top-notch school systemserves Warren—testaments to the culture of this community.
ISBN: 9780738560991
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Michigan
Series: Images of America
Images: 182
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Warren resident Martha Ruth Burczyk is an architectural historian with a graduate degree in historic preservation and works with local municipalities and individuals on preservation research, writing, and nominations of significant properties to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. She consults on museum planning, exhibit design, related educational programs, and presents to a variety of groups on a range of subjects, including the Underground Railroad in America. Martha returned to her home state of Michigan after living in New York City for almost 25 years where she worked in film and television production and interior architecture. She has taught interiors at the College for Creative Studies and Eastern Michigan University, and she sought to combine her experiences through historic preservation, education, and publishing.
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