Michigan Central Freighthouse

Michigan Central Freighthouse

The Michigan Central Railroad (MCRR) came to Ypsilanti in 1838, transforming the farming community into a transportation center. This Italianate structure, built in 1878, increased the freight-handling capacity of the MCRR's Ypsilanti complex. Goods and produce were shipped across the U.S. and Canada. In 1979 the city acquired the building; opening it as a community center and farmers market the following year.
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Registered Site L2029
Erected 2000

Location: 435 Market Place
Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County

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Latitude: 42.246956, Longitude: -83.610458

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