CONSTRUCTED: Circa late 1860s
This Italian Villa style home was probably built shortly after the Civil War. Around 1878, it was occupied by Michael Englemann, who had arrived in Manistee in 1848. After working for lumberman Joseph Smith, Engelmann began investing his money in vessel properties, later acquiring his own sawmills. Engelmann eventually became mayor and purchased this home; adding rooms every year until it reached the extensive proportions seen today as an apartment building.