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Rhymeswithrawk
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Username: Rhymeswithrawk

Post Number: 241
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 12:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm trying to confirm whether one of the few houses still standing in Brush Park belonged to John R. Williams' family. Obviously it didn't belong to John R. because he died before those homes were built.
Any BP historians in the e-house?
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Cman710
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Post Number: 243
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 1:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There are some here with access to Sanborn insurance maps that might be able to help out. Since I am not a resident of Michigan, I cannot get access to them. Good luck!

Also, I have an interest in Brush Park. Which house are you talking about?
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Aiw
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Post Number: 6161
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 2:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sandborn maps only show the footprint and materials of construction of the structures. With the exception of public and notable structures (factories, school, etc...) they do not list ownership. Certainly not for private residences.
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Urbanoutdoors
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Post Number: 118
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 3:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

the Polk Guides are good if you have the addresses.
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Patrick
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Post Number: 4042
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 3:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Best thing I can tell you is to check with the Burton Collection or DHS.

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