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West Homes Self-Guided Historic Tour

The West Homes self-guided historic tour is part of the Manistee County Historic Tour Series.  This tour will take you to 21 historic homes and 1 optional add-on in Manistee’s west residential district.  The tour will take approximately 2.5-3.5 hours (when walking).

We recommend you begin this self-guided tour at the Manistee County Historical Museum-Water Works Museum on First Street. Here you will begin your trip throughout the west side historic district region of Manistee, Michigan. We recommend beginning and ending at the Water Works Museum, as the experienced staff at the Manistee County Historical Museum located at 425 River Street, 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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HOW TO TAKE THE TAKE THIS SELF-GUIDED TOUR

Explore by our recommended tour route - or - Explore on your own

Explore with our recommended route map

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

 

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Explore on your own

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

 


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316 Tamarack Street

Summary: CONSTRUCTED: Early 1980s This home was constructed by a local family on the site of an orchard in the early 1980s. Surrounded by the lush [...]
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316 Tamarack Street, Manistee, MI, United States
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The Wolters Home

Summary: ARCHITECT: Albert E. Colcord CONSTRUCTED: 1908 Designed by architect Albert E. Colcord of Chicago, William and Mary Vincent built this Craftsman Style home for their daughter Margaret [...]
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421 Cedar Street, Manistee, MI, United States
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The Vincent Home

Summary: ARCHITECT: Unknown CONSTRUCTED: 1885 William Vincent, a prominent civil engineer, built this Queen Anne style home in 1885. Today, the house remains in the Vincent family. [...]
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432 Cedar Street, Manistee, MI, United States
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The Buckley Home

Summary: ARCHITECT: Unknown CONSTRUCTED: 1875 James Shrigley built this home in 1875 as a two story Victorian Gothic surrounded by carefully landscaped grounds. It was bought by [...]
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450 Cedar Street, Manistee, MI, United States
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The Salling Home

Summary: ARCHITECT: Unknown CONSTRUCTED: Circa 1870s This vernacular home evolved through a number of additions that were built in the 1870s and 1880s by Ernest Nelson Salling, [...]
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461 5th Street, Manistee, MI, United States
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The Nye Home

Summary: ARCHITECT: Unknown CONSTRUCTED: 1924 Built in 1924, this home was initially described as a Bungalow with Early American rustic characteristics. The home was built by George [...]
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512 4th Street, Manistee, MI, United States
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The McAlvay Home

Summary: ARCHITECT: Unknown CONSTRUCTED: 1885 This vernacular Victorian home was built in 1885 by a prominent local lawyer, A.V. McAlvay, who went on to become Chief Justice [...]
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495 Spruce Street, Manistee, MI, United States
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The Harley Home

Summary: ARCHITECT: Unknown CONSTRUCTED: 1902 Constructed in 1902, this Gothic style home was built by Herbert L. Harley, prominent lawyer and founder of the American Judicature Society. [...]
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536 4th Street, Manistee, MI, United States
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The Filer Home

Summary: ARCHITECT: Unknown CONSTRUCTED: Circa early 1860s This is Manistee’s finest remaining Greek Revival home, built in the early 1860s by D.L. Filer. Filer was one of [...]
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517 1st Street, Manistee, MI, United States
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