The Friends of the Ypsilanti Freighthouse is a group of Ypsilanti residents who recognize the contribution that this historic jewel provides to the culture of Ypsilanti.  As a community center, the Freighthouse was widely appreciated for its indispensible service to the city.
In 2008, the FOYF signed a five-year management agreement with this City of Ypsilanti.  This agreement establishes the Friends' mandate to preserve, restore, maintain, and operate this historic landmark.
The FOYF is committed to working with the City of Ypsilanti, the Michigan Historic Preservation Office, the Ypsilanti Historic District Commission, the Ypsilanti Heritage Foundation, Depot Town DDA, farmers, vendors, and citizens in order to pursue this mission.
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The Ypsilanti Freighthouse, a landmark building that was part of the Michigan Central Railroad Complex in Depot Town, played a vital role in the growth and development of Ypsilanti and Southeastern Michigan in the 1800s. The building is currently being revitalized as the heart of the Ypsilanti community in the 21st Century.
Held in trust by the Friends of the Ypsilanti Freighthouse (FOYF), after restoration, the Ypsilanti Freighthouse will be available for public and private functions, exhibits, auctions, classes, performances, and civic uses.  It will also be the operational base of the year 'round Ypsilanti Farmers' Market.
I would like to add my voice in support of this grant.  The number of community and privat events I have attended provide many fond memories.  It is very important to the community that is be restored and again provide future generations the opportunity to generate memories.

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