DescriptionWhen the youthful Greek revolutionary general Demetrios Ypsilanti held the entire Turkish Army at bay and escaped without losing even one of his 300 soldiers, he had no idea that his bravery would cause a muddy but energetic village in the wilds of southeastern Michigan to become his namesake in 1832. This city on the Huron River is an industrial center and the home of 880-acre Eastern Michigan University. Ford Gallery , on campus at 114 Ford Hall, features works by students and faculty as well as artists of local interest. The gallery is usually open Monday through Saturday, but exhibits rotate regularly, so you should call ahead to make sure the facility is open before visiting; (734) 487-1268. Ypsilanti is also home to Riverside Park and the 1890s Water Tower.
The city's 40-block historic district, centered around Huron Street, contains some 700 restored buildings in the Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Queen Anne and Tudor Revival architectural styles.
Visitor InfoYpsilanti Area Convention and Visitors Bureau 106 W. Michigan Ave. YPSILANTI, MI 48197. Phone:(734)483-4444
Things to SeeMichigan Firehouse Museum