Waldenwoods

BR | MI | January 2nd, 2014

Two years before his retirement in 1926, Crouse, with the assistance of Emil Lorch, Dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Michigan, returned to the home of […]

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Cromaine Library

BR | MI | January 2nd, 2014

“A good book is the best friend”   -Hartland Area Project slogan In 1927, John Robert Crouse, Sr. and his uncle, Henry A. Tremaine, added to an earlier bequest made by […]

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Hartland Area Project Unveiled

January 2nd, 2014

“Friendly Association for Wholehearted Service”  -Hartland Area Project slogan In August 1930, three years after the development of Cromaine Library, Crouse initiated the second step in his plan to help […]

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Ministry of Music

January 2nd, 2014

“Music Exalts Life”   -Hartland Area Project slogan In 1931, Mr. Crouse once again hired Emil Lorch, Dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Michigan to renovate, enlarge […]

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Dramatic Arts Department

January 2nd, 2014

“Drama interprets the soul of man”  -Hartland Area Project slogan The Dramatic Arts Department worked closely with the Music Department as they both shared the Music Hall. The drama program […]

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