I thought this house south of downtown Albion was magnificent, and I loved the roof. I see many beautiful old houses and wonder about their history but thankfully it had a Michigan Historical Marker proudly posted in front of it which reads:
Augustus P. Gardner (1817-1905), a wealthy hardware merchant, built this Victorian style house in 1875. A three-story, thirteen-room mansion with a mansard roof, it was Gardner’s home until his death in 1905. In 1966, after decades of neglect, the house was purchased by the Albion Historical Society. Restored, it houses a local museum. Five of the rooms are furnished as a nineteenth century home, and the remainder feature permanent and rotating exhibits. This house is among the last of its type in the area.
I wonder if I am the only one who reads the markers posted around the state but I am grateful for the information they provide.
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