The Northville Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization responsible for the financing and operation of Mill Race Village and preservation of the Northville Archives.

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Northville MI 48167


The Cady Inn

The Cady Inn was built in 1831 by Daniel Cady. Mr.Cady was an early settler in Northville. He built the Inn as public lodging on East Cady Street. During the Civil War when many slaves fled west, Salem township was safe haven for these slaves and the Cady Inn was used as a stop along the Underground Railroad, to get to Salem. After the Civil War the Cady Inn had many other uses, such as a stage coach stop and apartments. The building was occupied until 1987, when it was donated to the Northville Historical Society and moved to where it now stands. 

Cady Inn

Built: 1831

Designer: Daniel L. Cady

Usage: Public lodging

Where: 315 East Cady Street


Donated: 1987