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U-M to sell Inglis House and 9.1-acre parcel near arboretum

March 16, 2017

U-M to sell Inglis House and 9.1-acre parcel near arboretum

Topic: Regents

The University of Michigan will move forward with a plan to sell the university-owned Inglis House and donate proceeds from the sale to student support through the university's endowment.

The house sits on a 9.1-acre parcel of land adjacent to Nichols Arboretum.

The Board of Regents authorized Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Kevin Hegarty to proceed with selling the house, which has not been used since 2012. The board also approved a motion to invest the proceeds from the sale in the university's endowment in honor of the Inglis family, which donated the property to the university.

The house was built in 1927 and remains configured as a residence. Extensive renovation is needed to bring the facility up to today's standards that would include ADA accessibility, if owned by the university.

The 12,000-square-foot house with adjoining property was donated to the university in 1950 by Elizabeth Inglis following the death of her husband, James Inglis. The property was once used for overnight guests of the university and for small group meetings.

Tags: Inglis House


Denise Schroeder
on 3/17/17 at 5:58 am

The University will be losing a real gem. Farewell Sweet Gardens! You will forever be in my heart. I hope the next owner will love and restore you.

Helen & David Aminoff
on 3/17/17 at 10:33 am

Penny-wise and dollar-foolish. How very sad.

Wendy Frisch
on 3/20/17 at 10:32 am

A pity. In a year when the university is celebrating its history, I find it a sad irony that this beautiful home and its remarkable formal and woodland gardens that have entertained so many prominent visitors over the years would not be viewed as an asset worthy of preservation and broader use.

Larry Stiffman
on 3/20/17 at 1:31 pm

A pitt, indeed. How about a lease transfer to the Botanical Gardens using student labor for outdoor restoration, architecture students for interior design, music students creating a music room (like the organ within the School of Public Health, business school students crafting scoring a more enlightened cost-benefit analysis on repurposing , Facham for engaging fellows of all srtipes to organize lectures and symposia in a pristine environment, and catering services offering public weekend brunches with indoor and outdoor seating. Clubby, sporty, functional, fun and nostalgic. Unfortunately this agenda might be too much to fulfill, so Dept of Psychiatry residents can ponder our habits leading to dysfunctioning of ideas.

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