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Sites In Lansing, Suburban Detroit Getting Markers

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Two Michigan sites on the National Register of Historic Places are getting historical markers from the state.

The Michigan Historical Commission this week approved markers for the Michigan National Guard Armory building in Lansing and the Norwayne subdivision in the Detroit suburb of Westland.

Built in 1924, the Michigan National Guard Armory building served as a training facility for horse-drawn artillery, as a public gathering place for boxing matches, circuses, and weddings, and as headquarters for the 119th Field Artillery.

The Norwayne subdivision was a World War II public housing project that encompassed 325 acres. It was home to employees of the Willow Run Bomber Plant and included elementary schools with daycare, a shopping plaza, a fire station and a church.

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