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VINTAGE POINT: Burnett Bros. gas station

Until the mid-1950s, you could refuel your car or get an oil change at the Burnett Bros. Gas Station (33708 Grand River), located at the corner of Grand River and Cass, just west of downtown Farmington. Historic photo from Farmington: … Continue reading

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VINTAGE POINT: Farmington Roller Mills

The Farmington Branch Library at State and Liberty streets was once the site of a flour mill. It was built in 1888 by German immigrant Louis Gildemeister, using $1,000 donated by local citizens, and stood until December 1962. Historic photo … Continue reading

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Learn All About Advocacy

Michigan Historic Preservation Network’s Historic Preservation Advocacy Day on March 23rd in Lansing has become more relevant than ever in the last few weeks. With Representative Chris Afendoulis from Grand Rapids trying to push through House Bill 5232, which would … Continue reading

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Welcome to Preservation Farmington

Redevelopment and historic preservation, and how the two intersect, are hot topics in the city of Farmington. Over the past few months, we’ve seen redevelopment plans that threaten hundred-year-old houses, a petition to save them, and discussions of parking space … Continue reading

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