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East Homes Self-Guided Historic Tour

The East Homes self-guided historic tour is part of the Manistee County Historic Tour Series.  This tour will take you to 15 historic homes in the east historic district. The tour will take approximately 2-3.5 hours (when walking).

We recommend you begin this self-guided tour at the Manistee County Historical Museum on River Street Here you will begin your trip throughout the east historic district region of Manistee, Michigan. We recommend beginning and ending at the Museum, as the experienced staff can assist you with any questions that you may have about any of the properties you have an interest in after taking the tour.

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For the East Homes Tour, we recommend taking the following route, to best maximize your historic experience with these sites in Manistee.

 

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View the map and complete list of historic sites in the East Homes Residential District below.  Select a location on the map, or select a site to learn more and access historic content, videos, photos and much more.

 


Found 11 listings

The Babcock Home

Summary: ARCHITECT: Unknown CONSTRUCTED: 1881-1882 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this ornate brick residence, embellished with a turret and three bay windows, was built [...]
Address:
420 Third Street, Manistee, MI, United States
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The Aarons Home

Summary: ARCHITECT: Unknown CONSTRUCTED: 1872-1873 Just one block south of the Ramsdell Theatre you will find the beautiful Gothic-Style Victorian House built in 1872-73. Clark D. Gardner [...]
Address:
113 Maple Street, Manistee, MI, United States
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Phone: 231-723-6100

The Andrew Dovel Home

Summary: ARCHITECT: Unknown CONSTRUCTED: 1881-1882 This home was built in 1881-82 by prominent Manistee lawyer, Andrew Dovel. When the house was commencing construction Mr. Dovel told the [...]
Address:
421 1st Street, Manistee, MI, United States
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The Dempsey Home

Summary: ARCHITECT: Holabird and Roche CONSTRUCTED: 1894-1895 James Dempsey, lumberman, built this home in 1894-1895. Designed and constructed by the prestigious Chicago firm, Holabird and Roche in the [...]
Address:
506 Maple Street, Manistee, MI, United States
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Phone: 616-802-4588

The Douville Home

Summary: ARCHITECT: CONSTRUCTED: Circa 1880 This Carpenter Gothic-style house was constructed in 1881 by local businessman, Eugene E. Douville. Douville arrived in Manistee in 1865 from his [...]
Address:
111 Pine Street, Manistee, MI, United States
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The Duncan Home

Summary: ARCHITECT: Ferry and Class CONSTRUCTED: 1903-1904 This three-story home was built in 1903-04 by James Duncan. Well-known Milwaukee men, Ferry and Class were the architects while [...]
Address:
516 Maple Street, Manistee, MI, United States
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The Engelmann Home

Summary: ARCHITECT: Unknown CONSTRUCTED: Circa late 1860s This Italian Villa style home was probably built shortly after the Civil War. Around 1878, it was occupied by Michael [...]
Address:
515 Maple Street, Manistee, MI, United States
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The Laird Home

Summary: ARCHITECT: Unknown CONSTRUCTED: 1882 The Victorian Gothic home has remained relatively unaltered. It was built in 1882 by Captain Laird, official harbormaster Born to Scottish parents in [...]
Address:
402 Maple Street, Manistee, MI, United States
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The Leonard Home

Summary: ARCHITECT: Unknown CONSTRUCTED: 1874 This simple Victorian brick home is believed to have been built in 1874 by Dr. William Fischer. It was later owned by [...]
Address:
421 5th Street, Manistee, MI, United States
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The Larsen Home

Summary: ARCHITECT: Unknown CONSTRUCTED: 1902-1903 Born in Denmark, Hans B. Larsen, along with his two brothers, arrived in Manistee in the mid-1860s. About 1874, the three Larsen [...]
Address:
415 Maple Street, Manistee, MI, United States
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