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University of Michigan, Detroit Observatory, Observatory & Ann Streets, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, MI



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Observatory & Ann Streets, Ann%25252525252525252525252BArbor, MI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MI-302
Significance: The 1853-54 Detroit Observatory was one of the nation's first astronomical houses. It contains the 12-1/2 inch refracting telescope, which was once the largest refractor in the nation and the third largest astronomical instrument in the world. Its owner, the University of Michigan, was among the nation's first schools of higher education to offer astronomical courses, and once held high academic esteem for its programs and discoveries.

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Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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