Lots 42 to 55, West Liberty Heights
South Maple Park
Lots 42 to 55 were part of a package of lots sold to
the City of Ann Arbor. Benjamin Steinman sold Lot 42 to Fred
McNeil on July 31, 1940, and Lots 17-33 (see page for 800 S. Maple) and
43 to 55 to Alois and Margete Spring and Eugene Rathbone Dale and Edith
on January 21, 1957. On June 17, 1968, Margarete (Margete)
Spring (1540 Greenview) conveyed her undivided half interest in the
property to Edith L. Dale (1801 Coronada) for $17,500 (signed by
Malcom W. Dale, Administrator). On the same date, the property
was conveyed from Edith Dale to Holiday Holding Co. (3750 Washtenaw),
On June 12, 1968, (earlier than the date above?) Holiday Holding Co., a registered Michigan partnership, 3750 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, 48104, sold the property to the City of Ann Arbor for $60,000. So far I have been unable to find a record of sale between Fred McNeil and the City.
Lots 42 to 45 are now the portion of South Maple Park
between Maple Meadows Apartments to the east and the tree line to the
west. The City of Ann Arbor's website says, "South
Maple Park is a 7.83 acre park with entrances on Liberty
and Russell, off S. Maple. The park contains tennis courts, play area,
neighborhood softball field, open fields, a drinking fountain, a wooded
area separating the two portions of the park. An accessible asphalt
trail connects to the park from the subdivision to the South of the
park and East. Parking is located at the Liberty entrance."
Some improvements to the park were made last summer.
the top of the page.