Getting off U.S. 23 and heading thru Ypsilanti, there is this natural flow of traffic that takes you past the world famous historic water tower then loops around down by the river near Depot Town and past the old Fire Station and EMU, and on the loop near the river is this grand old second empire building used as offices by a local law firm. Looking at the structure, it was obviously originally built as a house, and from the size of it, someone of great wealth. Searching google, it did not take long at all to find out the house was the home of Daniel L Quirk Sr, who established the First National Bank of Ypsilanti in 1864 along with the Peninsular Paper Company in 1867. The Second Empire style home was constructed in 1860 and in 1914, it was donated to the city and served as the City Hall until 1977.
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