Points of Interest
The beautifully restored Chelsea Depot, 125 Jackson, is used for concerts and private gatherings. On The Tracks, a music and songwriting showcase happens first Wed. Sept.-May. For rental information, call Colleen Walther, (734) 545-0199. For the Chelsea Depot Association, see Groups & Clubs, below.
Chelsea's most visible landmark, the Clock Tower, was built in 1907 as a water tower by the Glazier Stove Company. It's been converted into offices and retail space with additional renovated buildings from the factory complex around a courtyard where community events are held.
Across the street at 201 W. North Street is the home of one of the nation's most resilient family companies. In 1878, the Chelsea Milling Company began milling wheat and corn from surrounding farms. In 1930 it introduced Jiffy biscuit mix, the first of its present line of nineteen mixes. Free, hour-long tours by reservation Mon.-Fri., (734) 372-0223. jiffymix.com
Chelsea District Library, 221 S. Main. (734) 475-8732. Recipient of the 2014 Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce Large Business Leadership Award, this regional library, which incorporates the historic McKune House, serves over 15,000 residents in the cities of Chelsea and Dexter, and Lima, Lyndon, and Sylvan townships. Books, audio books, ebooks, CDs, DVDs, magazines, digital magazines, Internet access, and public computer stations. Year-round adult and youth programs and classes, weekly children's programs. Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Memorial Day-Labor Day: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. chelseadistrictlibrary.org
Oak Grove Cemetery, Middle at Madison, is the burial ground for many of Chelsea's first families and an inviting place for a contemplative walk.
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