Sometimes you have history sitting right under your nose and you don't realize it. This house is a perfect example of that.
Besides pictures of ships, trains and planes, I do like to take pictures of historical buildings or places. Although it seems like that gets drowned out by all of the ships and trains here. Anyway, I found out about this building not too long ago and decided to go check it out. The pictures aren't the greatest but this was more about the history.
Mary Ann would end up donating the land to what would be the University. She also made several other contributions to both the city of Ypsilanti and the University. She donated Starkweather Hall to the University and her home on North Huron would become the Ladies Library.
That still isn't the reason for the title of this post. Elijah McCoy served as a conductor on the Underground Railroad and this house would serve as a stop. This was the network of people that would help slaves escape to Canada.
In 2007, a local builder decided to try to restore it to its original beauty.