On March 25, 1867, the Northville Township’s first elected officials took the oath of office (William P. Yerkes and J. M. Swift among them). According to Jack Hoffman’s book Northville the First 100 Years, “Although no evidence has been found to indicate where citizens cast their votes for the first village officials, it is a pretty safe bet that it occurred in the old library building…”
It’s only appropriate that we recognize Northville’s history on this date. It’s also a day to point out another one of Northville’s old historic homes that was lost to demolition last week. The Randolph Street house and carriage house mentioned in this article in the 1974 Northville Record.