I am sorry to report
that I removed most of the links to news stories due to the removal
of the pages by the publishers. I wish I would have saved them but
I have learned my lesson and I have saved the stories below to my
server just in case.
11, 2006 (hometownlife.com)
public may attend a small ceremony at 5 p.m. Tuesday next
to what is now the Kay Beard Building on the Eloise site,
on the north side of Michigan Avenue between Merriman and
Henry Ruff. The building was renamed years ago in honor
of the longest-serving Wayne County Commission member...
unveils historical marker at Eloise property
December 28, 2006
in part from an editorial published in the Westland Eagle recapping
some of the events that took place in Wayne County over the
"...The Goofy: Some residents were dismayed by the
removal of the iconicbut crumblingsmokestack at
the former Eloise site. Although it was a definite loss for
historians, residents need to focus on something even more important.
As the years pass, fewer and fewer people remember the complex
as it was. For those who do, take the time to write down those
stories, memories, or family lore before it slips away. Few
can decide the fate of the brick and mortar buildings,
but those tales are what gives them meaning anyway."
not easy to find the Eloise Cemetery, nestled among some pine
trees off Henry Ruff in Westland's south end. But somehow Andrea
Irwin did when a day trip to visit antique stores along Michigan
Avenue was short-circuited by a power outage...
exhibit tells story of Eloise Cemetery
a former poorhouse and asylum that became one of the largest
U.S. public health care facilities, has earned Westland a state
iconic smokestack at the Eloise hospital complex will soon be
brought to the ground...
concerns prompt changes at Eloise
11, 2006 (detnews.com)
County public records, including health and mental health records,
have become hostages in a financial dispute between the county
and the private company that stores the records...
private paper chase
18, 2006 (freep.com)
County recently donated a shiny, 1919 Model T fire truck that
once served Eloise to the Westland Historical Commission's
museum. The truck was used until 1932...
firetruck on display in Westland
6, 2006 (journalgroup.com)
said she would like to see addressed is the condition of the
historic Eloise complex, which is where a building named after
her is located. There, a smokestack seems to be crumbling...
incumbent seeks 15th term
21, 2006 (hometownlife.com)
historic village will be home to a 1919 Model T fire truck once
used on the old Eloise Hospital site at Michigan Avenue and
gives city Eloise fire truck
|May 02, 2006
Derry (should be Erin not Ellen), a Web designer who
lives with her husband in Crestview, Fla., recently finished
a project called Tales of Eloise. Her site, talesofeloise.com,
stemmed from her fascination with Eloise Insane Asylum, an abandoned
asylum in Detroit that was once one of the largest hospitals
in the country...
the world of abandoned insane asylums
from hypertension and senile dementia, McCoy was sent to Eloise,
a hospital, in 1928. He died there that same year. Still, he
was, as many believe, "the real McCoy.'' ...
'real McCoy' may have been Elijah by name, Ypsilanti resident,
its heyday, the county hospital and poorhouse known as Eloise
was a sprawling, 902-acre community that housed 10,000 poor,
homeless, sick and mentally ill people on the north side of
Michigan Avenue between Merriman and Middle Belt...
Officials debate the future of Eloise
Mental Asylum alternately housed the poor, the insane, tuberculosis
patients and myriad others. Later renamed the Wayne County
Poorhouse and then Wayne County General Hospital, it gave
a television crew pause during paranormal investigations,
according to Ghosts Stories of Michigan...
legends and ghost stories of Michigan
|May 20, 2002
Rembisz, Director of the Wayne County Office on Aging and a
Hamtramck resident, made an extraordinary effort to preserve
the memory of a former indigent care complex in Westland, once
known as Eloise. He started the Eloise and Wayne County General
Hospital Museum, as well as a Friends of Eloise group, and has
shared his knowledge of the institution's history with many....
B. Swainson Award Presented to Houghton, Wayne County Officials
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