Authors Susan Wineberg and Patrick McCauley
Patrick McCauley is a lifelong resident of the Ann Arbor area, growing up in Salem and Superior Townships. Real Estate, home building, and house restoration have been a part of his life as far back as he can remember, and he works in Ann Arbor as a Realtor with the Charles Reinhart Company.
He is a graduate of the University of Michigan (class of 2000) with a bachelor’s degree in history. His love of historic architecture began during his 25 years of working on historic homes with his family’s house painting and home restoration business. He has bought and restored three neglected historic homes in Ann Arbor since 2001, winning a Rehabilitation Award from the Ann Arbor Historic District Commission (HDC) in 2009 for his efforts.
McCauley has been a volunteer at both the Kempf House Museum and Cobblestone Farm Museum, and served as Chair of the Germantown Historic District Study Commission. He currently serves on the Ann Arbor Historic District Commission, having held the position of Chair and Vice Chair, and is also on the board of the Ann Arbor Historical Foundation. He lives with his wife Andrea Kinney in a historic Greek Revival home on Ann Arbor’s north side.
Susan Cee Wineberg was born and raised in Chicago, where she acquired her love of all things architectural, old and new. Her home was a mid-century Modern townhouse designed by a student of Mies van der Rohe. She came to Ann Arbor in 1964, worked as an archaeologist in Turkey, and obtained advanced degrees in Near Eastern Studies and Anthropology. The Ann Arbor Sesquicentennial and American Bicentennial fueled her interest in local history and in 1993 she obtained an MS in Historic Preservation at Eastern Michigan University.
Susan has served as President of the Washtenaw County Historical Society (1994-1999); on the Historic District Commission three times; as Chair of the Awards Committee of the HDC for 20 years; and on numerous committees, including the Downtown, Landmark, Individual Historic Properties, Lower Town, Old Fourth Ward, and Germantown Historic District Study Committees. She has written extensively on Ann Arbor and published Lost Ann Arbor in 2004, in addition to the second edition of this book, formerly entitled Historic Buildings, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1992. She lives with her husband Lars Bjorn in an 1850 Greek Revival house in the Old Fourth Ward Historic District.