Old West Side Association
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 Sunday, from Noon until 5pm!


 FALL FORUM TBD 10/11 OR 19?


 Questions? Please call 945-0229

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Welcome To The Neighborhood

Planning is under way in for the 2017 tour. Call Christine Brummer at 734-945-0229 or email oldwestsidea2@gmail.com

In the past couple months, Barb Hall organized an evening of music and desserts at Lurie Terrace featuring local artists. The concert is an annual winter event at 7:30pm at Lurie.

June 18 at 2pm meet at Community of Christ Church at 520 W Jefferson for the WALK WITH GRACE. Watch the Old West Side News for any changes in timing of the 2017 Walk With Grace featuring a weekend amble through the neighborhood led by Grace Shackman. She will highlight points of interest from the Old West Side walking Tour booklet.

Early summer the Children's Festival returns to Wurster Park. If you have young children look for notices in the newsletter for day and time for this annual event overseen by Rachel Thompson.

Board members are active pursuing on-going projects. Please contact any board member for more information. Eric Boyd is currently attending sessions on light rail, coordinated transportation matters including bicycle access and greenway. Barbara Murphy and Christine Brummer are working with council and staff to understand proposed developments and anticipate issues. We are particularly looking for information on future use of what was Carter's. Stay tuned for updates to the proposals on the Greenway and flood mitigation as well.

44th Annual Old West Side Homes Tour
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Time: Noon to Five O'clock
Headquarters: Community of Christ Church Church on West Jefferson.
Buy tickets here at headquarters day of tour. Prices day of tour are $12 ($8 Seniors) Please see the Homes Tour tab above for additional information.

HOMES TOUR SPONSORS with our sincere thanks: Reinhart Realtors, Chad Pratt Painting, Lurie Terrace, Norton's Flowers, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Snyder & Company Realtors, Bank of Ann Arbor, and Washtenaw Dairy.

General Information: The Old West Side is an historic neighborhood whose architecture, streetscape, history, and environment are especially characteristic of 19th century midwestern America. The non-profit Old West Side Association was formed in 1967 to promote neighborhood conservation. The Old West Side Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

The area receives further protection through a local Ann Arbor Historic Preservation Ordinance passed in 1978, revised in 1992, and replaced in 2007. The Old West Side Association hosts neighborhood meetings, publishes a newsletter, and sponsors annual events including the Fall Homes Tour, Old West Side Week, and the Children's Festival at Wurster Park.