Ornate victorian era homes painted in spectacular fashion are known as “Painted Ladies.” A spectacular example of such a house can be seen on Military Street in Port Huron. This stately residence was built in 1888 for lumber dealer John Jenkinson. It is one of only three “Hyde Park Villa” homes built in the U.S.
The courthouse in Marquette was compleated in 1904. It is a beautiful Neo-Classical Revival building built with local sandstone. The courthouse has held a few notable cases. in 1913, President Theodore Roosevelt won a libel suit against Ishpeming newspaper publisher George Newett and was awarded six cents, “the price of a good newspaper.” In 1952
The crystal clear spring water of Old Facefull flows all year long. The artesian spring is in Pierport about a hundred yards from the Lake Michigan shoreline. It is on the corner of 13 Mile and Lakeview Road in a public parking lot with access to the lake. It is nothing fancy, it is basically
Walking around downtown Ann Arbor, from a distance, I saw the tower on this building which I thought was an old church, but then as I got closer I noticed the doors on the front and then realized it was an old fire station. It is now the the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum but above
Although it is in the middle of the lower peninsula about 30 miles from Lansing it sure felt like the middle of nowhere to me. Located somewhere between Potterville and Vermontville the Gresham United Methodist Church has unique looking steeple and stands quietly surrounded by miles of farmland. The historical marker gives a little bit
The town of Afton may not be a true ghost town since there are a few houses and a beautiful little church still in the area but the row of old abandoned buildings sure makes it feel like a ghost town. Located between Indian River and Onaway many people past through the little town on
This old schoolhouse stands quietly along the road near Romeo. From what I could figure out it is the Thorington School. It looks as if it has been sitting vacant for a while. This is a bittersweet day for me. My daughter is graduating from high school, but there will be no ceremony as planned.
North of Alpena on the east side of Grand Lake is the small town of Presque Isle. If you have ever traveled through the town you may have seen this log cabin that sit’s near the road. It has an interesting story to tell on the historical marker that stands next to it. In 1858,
The Small town of Hart is a few miles southeast of Pentwater on the west coast of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Just north of town is the archway for John Gurney Park welcoming visitors. The park was one of the first auto tourist camps developed along the West Michigan Pike during the 1920s. As the affordability
I guess summer has officially started here in Michigan but with the current state of things I have not left my immediate neighborhood in a few months. I have underlying health conditions and it would not be a good idea to put myself or others at risk. I hoping I will be able to travel