Not far from downtown Muskegon is this breathtaking old victorian mansion. With their colorful paint schemes some people refer to these old homes as “painted ladies” This house was built by Muskegon lumber baron Charles Hackley. He moved to Michigan with his father and began working as a laborer in the sawmills. Hackley worked his way up to become a bookkeeper at the mill and then he partnered with Thomas Hume to create a successful lumbering company. In 1887 he built this stunning Queen Anne style home in Muskegon. To keep his family warm in the winter the house has seven fireplaces. It’s really hard to capture the detail of the woodwork along with its ornate 13 color paint scheme.
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