Archeological and Literature Search, Pedestrian Reconnaissance, and Limited Shovel Testing for the Ecorse Creek Flood Protection Project, Wayne County, Michigan.
GILBERT/COMMONWEALTH INC JACKSON MI
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During the late fall and early winter of 19841985, GilbertCommonwealth Inc. conducted an historical, architectural, and archeological investigation to identify and evaluate cultural resources within the area of the proposed Ecorse Creek Flood Control Project, Wayne County, Michigan. Two design alternatives were evaluated, these being the proposed channel-widening activities along the north and south branches of Ecorse Creek and the proposed development of six retention basins. This investigation resulted in the location of no existing unrecorded prehistoric sites, one unrecorded existing historic archeological site, and the evaluation of 136 pre-1946 standing structures. None of these resources were found to be potentially eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. Seventeen structures have been identified as having local significance, while twelve warrant further investigation. Recommendations were made for those potentially eligible properties found to be impacted by the proposed project.
- Civil Engineering