No matter the place Michigan alumni choose to live after graduation, a piece of their hearts always remains in Ann Arbor. We hope this photographic trip through town sparks happy memories! All of the photos here come from the talented crew at Michigan Photography.
Since opening its doors in 1982, Zingerman’s Delicatessen has become one of the country’s leading specialty food stores.
Like a tiny fort on William Street between Maynard and State, architect William Jenney’s “temple,” since nicknamed “the Shant,” holds court behind a brick wall and a locked gate.
State Street is home to such iconic buildings as Angell Hall, the State Theater, and the Michigan Union. Historic Nickels Arcade is one of the most picturesque sites in town.
“The Bookstore Mural” by Richard Wolk is located on the corner of Liberty Street and State Street. The mural is an Ann Arbor icon and one of the city’s most famous pieces of public art. The work was painted in 1984 when David’s Books occupied the space. The mural depicts Woody Allen, Edgar Allan Poe, Hermann Hesse, Franz Kafka, and Anaïs Nin.
The Main Street area is the historic heart of Ann Arbor, a commercial mosaic of old and new, with shops, restaurants, and cafés.
Kerrytown Market & Shops is located in the heart of Ann Arbor’s historic Kerrytown District. Named after County Kerry, Ireland, Kerrytown was part of the original village of Ann Arbor.
The well-known M Go Blue barn sits near the intersection of Scio Church Road and Oak Valley Drive in Lodi Township. Owners Katie and Bill Parker had its roof adorned with the Michigan slogan in the early ’90s.
Situated in the beautifully restored 1886 Michigan Central Depot, the Gandy Dancer is both an architectural landmark and an elegant restaurant.
The gathering place for more than 100 local businesses, the Ann Arbor Farmers Market offers native plants, artisanal yogurt, cheese and baked goods, fresh-picked vegetables, slow-roasted coffee beans, cut flowers, premier Michigan fruits and nuts, maple syrup, and more.
The Campus Student Bike Shop always offers an awesome selection of new, used, and vintage bikes.
The Beer Depot is something of a landmark in Ann Arbor due to the fact that it long offered a “drive-thru” option.
The City of Ann Arbor was founded in 1824, and the University of Michigan was permanently located here in 1837. The blend of city and university forms the ideal “college town” atmosphere
In spring, the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum burst into life. More than 20,000 daffodils emerge and bloom. The fragrance of lilacs is on the air. Woody plants show off their flowers and the peonies peak in June.
Hippie hash, anyone?
Donald Reid built the Fleetwood Diner from a kit. Originally named the Dagwood Diner, the restaurant opened in 1949 and holds the distinction as Ann Arbor’s first sidewalk cafe. The place is almost always open, except for occasional holidays.