Garden City's 85th Anniversary as a City

In December 1933, the big step was taken to incorporate Garden City into a city, having an area of 5.8 miles with a population of 2,500. A charter was adopted that year that provided for a mayor-council non-partisan form of Government. Garden City's first Mayor was Arnold Folker.

Visit the Garden City Historical Museum in the Straight Farmhouse on Merriman Road Wednesday and Saturdays Noon-3 pm to learn much more.  Visit their website.

Downtown GC 1940s
Middlebelt Road, looking south, just north of Ford Road in the 1940's.

1927:  Garden City was incorporated as a village and received electricity from Detroit Edison.|
1929:  Garden City was connected to the Detroit water system.
1930:  Garden City opened its first bank, the Garden City State Bank.
1931:  Post Office opened in Garden City
1933:  Incorporated as a City.
1951:  Garden City High School dedicated.
1959:  First Little Caesars ever opened in Garden City.
1961:  Jaycees put on first Santaland Parade.
1962:  First K Mart ever opened in Garden CIty.
1965:  Current City Hall opens.