Friday, June 8, 2012

Old Ainsworth property sold This story was published by the Ypsilanti Record on Thursday, June 8, 1922. Wednesday one of the largest real state deals in the county was consummated by five Ann Arbor men, who call themselves the Ypsi-Ann Land Co. when they purchased the old Ainsworth property on the Washtenaw Avenue road, just west of Ypsilanti. This property consists of 200 acres and the price paid was approximately $100,000. It is said that 50 acres of this property will be sub-divided into lots and sold for resident property. Work will start at once and engineers and landscape architects will be employed to put the property up to the highest standard and make it an ideal place for homes. The men responsible for the deal are Bernard E. Harkins, Roscoe Bonisteel, William N. Benge, J. Carl Malcolm and Charles A. Sink. Te deeds were drawn by Attorneys Bonisteel, of Ann Arbor and Lee N. Brown, of Ypsilanti. The purchase was negotiated by Harkins & Son, of Ann Arbor, through William N. Benge. This is one of the prettiest pieces of property lying anywhere near Ypsilanti and with these men behind it, will become a fine addition for homes.

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