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.
As the secretary of the Ypsilanti Depot Town Farmer's Market, I would love to see the Freighthouse come "back to life!". This would be wonderful for not only the vendors that participate in the Farmer's Market, but also those that attend the market - which could be year round!  We would also be able to do so much more to encourage parents and their children to participate in family activities.

Nancy C.
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