Homes to Parking Lots
As Joni Mitchell would sing, “Pave Paradise, put up a parking lot … “ which is exactly what was done on Manny Street. The beautiful upper scale homes were destroyed in order to provide more than adequate parking for downtown Hillsdale.
The H.B. Waldron (formerly William Waldron) home, which became the Hillsdale Hospital, then Sanderson Hotel. Today the location is the HIllsdale Place (high-rise) parking lot.
The original Cook—later Stewart—home was torn down for a city parking lot.
The Underwood home was home of the city’s first mayor. When built the house was located in the woods, on the “outskirts of Hillsdale.” It was torn down to become a parking lot.
The Gridley home, at one time the Presbyterian Manse, was originally torn down for a car dealership, but became a parking lot.
Carol A. Lackey