YPSILANTIS DEPOT TOWN AREA
NAME: Ypsilantis Depot Town Area
CLIMATE: Humid summer; cold, snowy winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Fall
The Depot Town area of Ypsilanti is a modern shopping area and tourist attraction. Most of the buildings were built in the 1850's and in most cases they have been restored to reflect that era. Several lofts abound above the vibrant businesses & restaurants, along with many older homes surrounding the small village. It is primarily located on Cross Street which runs parallel, to the north, of Michigan Avenue approximately a mile, and between River Street and Huron Street. It is a hopping night spot for close by Eastern Michigan University students and with Riverside Park and antique shops, a nice place to take the family for dinner or ice cream.
REMAINS: Original town hall circa 1830, what is left of the original depot, several authentic 1800's buildings.
Depot Town was the original settlement in the area. Started as Woodruff's Grove, the town moved to the present area in 1925 and decided on the name Ypsilanti after the hero of the Greek War for independance, Demetrius Ypsilanti. Several factors contributed to the rise and fall of this area of Ypsilanti. For more, check out the history at www.depottown.org/history.htm
Submitted by: Rodney Belcher