Adrian Travel Guide

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Adrian Things to Do

  • Lenawee County Historical Museum

    Another handsome late 19th century structure, this was originally a lumber baron's mansion but it now houses the local historical society's library and museum.

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  • A Stark and Simple Office

    This is a small office building for a realtor near Adrian's downtown. It's uncharacteristically self-effacing - brazenly dull, you might say.

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  • House Beautiful - Victorian Style

    Adrian is a good place to see American domestic building types of the 19th century. This is a town that obviously places a high priority upon historic preservation. It's an example of the kind of place that many grandparents came from - strolling down the streets of Adrian I was possessed by a sense of my own Nana, and her musty attic, doilies on...

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Adrian Hotels

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  • Super 8 Adrian

    1091 US HWY 223, Adrian, MI 49221

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Holiday Inn Express Adrian

    1077 West US 223, Adrian, Michigan, 49221, United States

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Carlton Lodge Adrian

    1629 W Maumee St, Adrian, MI 49221

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

Adrian Restaurants

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    by jmbredeck Written Jul 26, 2005

    I have never actually eaten here - but friends whose opinions I respect rave about this place, and oddly enough, the rice served here!

    Favorite Dish: Rice and everything else from what I gather

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Adrian Off The Beaten Path

  • a bit about Adrian College

    Chartered on March 28, 1859, Adrian College traces its origins back to a Wesleyan Methodist theological institute founded at Leoni Michigan in 1845. This institution later became Michigan Union College. Strongly anti-slavery in its sentiments, the school was moved to Adrian in 1859 through the efforts of the antislavery leader and educator Rev. Asa...

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  • Adrian College

    Adrian College has a pleasant campus a few miles from downtown Adrian. It must be a pretty quiet place to go to school - I didn't see any commercial buildings anywhere close to the campus. There's only one historic 19th century building surviving on the campus, but's it a real beauty: Downs Hall, which is currently the home of the college art...

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Adrian Favorites

  • A Lenawee Worthy: Laura Haviland Smith...

    This is an interesting monument to a prominent Lenawee woman: Laura Haviland Smith. (In the first place, it's interesting simply because it's a 19th century monument to an important _female_: it's remarkable how few markers there are that commemorate the contributions of women in America.) Laura Haviland Smith was born Quaker, but converted to...

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  • Clark Memorial Hall

    Another Adrian building which is on the National Register of Historic Places. This also dates from the 1870s, and was originally built as a meeting hall and theater. Note the French mansard roof - very much of its time.

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  • Terra Cotta detailing on the Courthouse

    Terra Cotta is a kind of hard-baked pottery frequently used in architectural detailing. The late 19th century marked the glory days of terra cotta in America - look for it especially on buildings designed by the masterful Louis Sullivan. I like the terra cotta here in Adrian. I think that is the great native American leader Tecumseh looking out...

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