All meetings are held at Great Lakes Art and Antiques 123 N. Belle River Rd. immediately south of The Antique Warehouse
January 26 7:00 P.M. Annual Meeting February 23 7:00 P.M. Regular Meeting March 23 7:00 P.M. Regular Meeting April 27 7:00 P.M. Regular Meeting May 25 7:00 P.M. Regular Meeting June 22 7:00 P.M. Regular Meeting July Preparation and Mailing of 2018 Membershipp Drive details TBA July 27 7:00 P.M. Regular Meeting August 24 7:00 P.M. Regular Meeting September 9 10:00 A.M. Preparation Day at 300 Broadway for Heritage Days September 15 10:00 A.M Final set up at 300 Broadway for Heritage Days September 15 7:00 P.M. Heritage Days Opens with East China Community Band Concert September 16 10 ~ 6:00 P.M. Heritage Days September 17 10 ~ 6:00 P.M. Heritage Days September 28 7:00 P.M. Debriefing Meeting October 26 7:00 P.M. Regular Meeting October 28 3 ~ 6:00 P.M. Ghost Tours with the MCPD November Meeting will be held only if necessary December 7 7:00 P.M. Christmas meeting Please bring snacks and treats to share January 2018 7:00 P.M. Annual Meeting
The Michigan 15th knows how to make a staement.
The entrance to the encampment.
Heritage Days is an annual event celebrated the third weekend of September
The Governor and his wife attended.
Even the "not so famous" enjoyed the show.
To see more photos of the restoration process see the Restoration page.
South facade of City Hall with damaged bricks removed.
The Doyenne Begins to Reveal Her Secrets
Bit by bit, as the sealant is removed and the damaged brick taken away, the grand old gal is beginning to tell us fascinating snippets of her life story. The most surprising so far is what we are learning about the brick laying technology employed in her construction. Removing the outer layer of brick revealed no air gap/weeping space between the inner core of bricks and the skin. Instead, a very unique bonding method was employed. Where ever you see a row of darker, more reddish brick, it is the site of a clever technique for uniting the core to the skin, i.e. a bonding of two wythes (widths). Those darker red bricks are shaped to have a point jutting out the back. Bricks of the same course in the inner wythe are set in on a diagonal to form a v shape recieving gap. You can see a partial row of this "dog tooth" technique to the right of center in the photo. Just above you can see the end of a newly revealed iron restraining rod. This one was not decorated with an escutcheon (decorative face plate). To see more pictures of the restoration go the the Restoration page.
Friends of City Hall is a 501 (c) 3 corporation.
Friends of City Hall is an organization dedicated to preserving City Hall. "Friends" is a non-profit organization and has been granted 501 c 3 status. Anyone interested in architecture, its preservation and restoration, the history of Marine City or simply someone who loves this old building is encouraged to join.