Downtown Plymouth Historical Sites

Enjoy the sights and travel back in time through the Plymouth community in a history tour created by the Friends of the Plymouth Historical Museum.

Downtown Plymouth Historical Sites

Plymouth, Michigan 48170, United States

Created By: Volunteer

Tour Information

Take a walk through time. This tour of downtown Plymouth's Historical sites is a series of some of our favorite places. The locations highlight the nature of the region, the growth of the city and the memorable people that have made Plymouth what it is today.


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What You'll See on the Tour

1
Plymouth Historical Museum

The Plymouth Historical Museum features a late 19th-century Victorian recreation of Main Street, tracing the growth of the small town from the railroad depot to the general store. The largest Lincoln collection in the state of Michigan is h... Read more
2
Village of Plymouth Monument

In 1979, a group from Plymouth England stopped over to be part of Plymouth Michigan’s 4th of July celebration.  This turned out to be quite delightful to all concerned. According to the Lord Mayor Frank Chapman of Plymouth, England th... Read more
3
Veteran's Memorial Park

In 1994, John Pappas, of American Legion Post 112, proposed the relocating of the “Our Lady” Civil War Memorial, donated by the Harry Bradner family in 1917, to a more prominent area: the city park in front of Central Middle School.  ... Read more
4
Old Plymouth Hospital - 218 S. Main Street

Founded in 1932, Plymouth Hospital was located in a large home that was originally built by Thomas Patterson in 1890. The architectural style is Victorian Queen Anne, with bay windows, stained and leaded glass, interior wood molding with s... Read more
5
The Connor Building - 298 S. Main Street

The Connor Building, one of the more architecturally recognizable buildings in downtown Plymouth, was originally built in 1898 as a hardware store. 
6
Penn Theatre

The Woodward Theatre Company purchased a parcel of land in downtown Plymouth in 1926 from George H. Wilcox with the intention of building a first class movie palace.  It would be thirteen years before Harry Lush, employee at the Penniman &... Read more
7
Markham Wilcox House - 676 Penniman Ave

The Queen Ann style showplace facing Kellogg Park in Plymouth was built in 1901 by William F. Markham, President of the King Air Rifle Company. Markham built the 17 room residence, not for his wife and two children, but for a young Secreta... Read more
8
Rose of Aberlone

The classic contracts case involving Hiram Walker & Sons, Rose the cow, and the principle of rescission based on mutual mistake. The original plaque, which was dedicated and placed outside in Kellogg Park in Plymouth in September 1993, ... Read more
9
Kellogg Park

Kellogg Park, the focal point and social heart of downtown Plymouth,  was chartered in 1867 from land once owned by William Starkweather and later sold to John Kellogg.  It was the site of the Barnum Circus, in 1856, when a whale oil la... Read more
10
Former Daisy Air Rifle Plant - Currently Fanning Condominiums

Daisy Air Rifle Company was located on Union Street where the Fanning condominiums are now located.   The Plymouth Windmill Company was organized in 1882 to manufacture an iron windmill invented by Charles Hamilton of Plymouth. In 1888 he ... Read more
11
King Air Rifle Factory - The Plymouth Crossing 330 N. Main St.

The old Markham Air Rifle factory made all wood air rifles beginning in 1886. Due to the success  of the “King” metal bb gun, the name was changed to King Air Rifle in 1928.  Originally the Markham Manufacturing company made wooden ta... Read more
12
Bode's Corn Beef House - 280 N. Main Street

To be near to the railroad, Gottleib Bode built this structure as a hotel in 1868. The EverReady Cookbook, by Melvina Hugar is located in the Plymouth Historical Museum. Richard Meacham has made the restaurant a landmark serving famous corn... Read more
13
Charles G Curtiss Sr. House - 168 S. Union

This house was built in approximately 1890 by Charles G. Curtiss Sr., a builder from Plymouth.[2] Curtiss died only a few years later in 1893, and his wife Caroline continued to live in the house until 1901. (Wikipedia) The home has a squa... Read more

 

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