Ypsilanti Farmers' Market Records

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Ypsilanti Farmers' Market.
Ypsilanti Farmers' Market records
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".

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Historical Note

The Freighthouse is a 125-year-old Depot Town landmark in Ypsilanti, built alongside the railroad tracks to handle freight for the Michigan Central Railroad. The City of Ypsilanti purchased the Freighthouse in 1979, and it housed the Ypsilanti Farmer's Market for 25 years.

In 2004, the City closed the Freighthouse, both because their insurers feared the building's collapse and had withdrawn coverage and because the City did not have money to pay for needed capital improvements or ongoing maintenance.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of a press kit for the grand opening of the Ypsilanti Farmers' Market in 1979. Included is a brochure describing the market, the location, dates and times. Also included are photographs taken at the farmers' market of vendors and customers; reproductions of photographs of the Michigan Central Railroad depot, grounds and gardens, from the Ypsilanti Historical Museum, ca. 1870 - 1892; and a view of the depot before it was developed into the farmers' market. Some of the photographs have captions used for public relations.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections May 2003

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Michigan Central Railroad Company.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Ypsilanti (Mich.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Unknown


  • Farmers' markets

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Collection Inventory


Ypsilanti Farmers' Market Records