Kalamazoo has a plethora of large Victorian-era homes, but this house nestled among the buildings in downtown stands out. It was slated for demolition in the 80s to make way for a parking ramp. Fortunately, it was restored by Lou and Annette Conti and converted into a bed and breakfast known as the Kalamazoo House. The home was built in 1878 for the family of David Lilienfeld, a wealthy German immigrant. He and his brother owned the D. Lilienfeld & Brothers Cigar Company. In 1932 it was converted into a funeral parlor until its date with the wrecking ball. Thankfully it was saved. I am sure I would not have stopped to take a photo of a parking ramp.
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