Thomas Hume arrived in Muskegon from Ireland in 1870. In 1872, he joined Charles Hackley’s lumber firm as a bookkeeper. Charles Hackley and Thomas Hume became partners In 1881 creating the very successful lumbering firm of Hackley and Hume.
In 1887, Hackley purchased a series of lots on the corner of Webster and Sixth. He immediately sold one and one-half of these lots to Thomas Hume, and then constructed his own house on these lots. Hume engaged architect David S. Hopkins (who also designed Hackley’s house shown in the background) to design his home. It was completed in 1888. The Hume family expanded the house after the turn of the century, adding a library, dining room, and sleeping porch.
The Hackley house is featured in Volume 2 of my Lost In Michigan books which are ON SALE this weekend. They make a great gift and you can order them from my website HERE
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