Historical Photo: 09/09/2019

Did you know the first “Central School” in Traverse City sat on the same block as today’s Central Grade School? You can tell the photo was taken in the 1880s or very early 1890s because of the bareness of the grounds at the recently built Northern Michigan Insane Asylum, which opened in 1885. These images are provided by the Traverse Area Historical Society in collaboration with the Traverse Area District Library. Please call the TAHS at 231-995-0313 or email contact@traversehistory.org if you have questions or comments.