Lumber company in what is now Kerrytown.
Gottlob Luick and Emmanuel Luick were two of twelve children born into a farm family of early Washtenaw County German immigrants. Gottlob twice served as Democratic alderman and was mayor of Ann Arbor from 1899 to 1901. Upon retiring in 1931, he gave the lumberyard land to the city to be used as a farmers' market. During the economic depression of the 1930s, farmers used the old lumber sheds for stalls and shelter during cold weather. From 1938 to 1940 a permanent market was built by the Works Progress Administration, a federal jobs program.