It’s hard to miss this grand old house standing in downtown Niles. Henry A. Chapin and his wife built this beautiful queen ann home in 1882. Henry lived in it until his death in 1933 and then donated it to the city of Niles which used it as their City Hall for several years. Chapin
Fort Wayne in Detroit has a long history that spans several decades since it was built in the 1840s Many of the buildings have been abandoned by the army and left to decay. A non-profit group has been working on saving the old fort and its many structures from the ravages of time. During my
I saw this old mill in Bellevue. I stopped and went down by the river to get this stunning view of the stonework and the river. I did not know at the time it was a house until I read the historical marker. Horatio Hall built this mill for Manlius Mann in 1854. Powered by
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Located around Charlevoix are some unique houses constructed out of stone with thatched roofs. Many people refer to them as the “mushroom houses” because of their unique construction. They were built by self-taught builder Earl Young using locally sourced building materials. One of the more interesting houses he built is known as the ” Half
You probably heard the phrase ” win one for the Gipper ” at a football game or from the Knute Rockney movie where a young Ronald Reagan played George Gip. What most people don’t know, is the Gipper was a Yooper. George Gipp was born in 1895 and raised in Laurium on the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Many claim this old hospital built in 1927 is haunted. It sits abandoned on a hill where the Prairie River and the Rocky River meet in the southwest Michigan town of Three Rivers. The hospital closed in 1987 after a newer one replaced it. Many people say the old hospital is haunted, and I can
Last year on this date I was heading home from a long trip around the U.P. As I was crossing the big green bridge, the Stars And Strips were proudly flying on one of the twin towers of the bridge. At the moment I saw the flag I rememberd that it was 9-11. I was
The Pigeon Depot was constructed in 1908 and served two railroad lines. In 1883 the Pontiac, Oxford and Port Austin Railroad, a north-south line, had been extended to Caseville and a depot was built at Berne, one mile north of here. Around 1886 the Saginaw, Tuscola and Huron Railroad built tracks through the Tamarack Swamp
North of Glen Arbor in the Leelanau Penisula is an old grist mill that sits along the Crystal River. It looks like many other hundred-year-old mills used for grinding grain, but this one has a unique story to tell. Long after it stopped grinding grain into flour during the 1970s it was turned into a