Vintage Point: Farmington’s first newspaper

The Farmington Enterprise (a predecessor to the Farmington Observer) published its first edition on Nov. 2, 1888. This photo shows its office prior to 1926, when the building was razed and rebuilt on the same site (Farmington Road, just south of Grand River). It’s no longer a news office today, but you can still read the work they printed there: visit

Vintage Point Farmington Enterprise

Historic photo from the Farmington Community Library Heritage Room. Contemporary photo by Maria Taylor. More at

Editor’s Note: Maria Taylor’s photo column, “Vintage Point,” shows scenes from Farmington’s past paired with photos of those same scenes today.