The Noud Home

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202 Maple Street, Manistee, MI, United States

ARCHITECT: Holabird and Roche
CONSTRUCTED: 1894-1895

Local lumberman, businessman and former mayor, Patrick Noud, had this elegant mansion constructed for his family during the late 1890s.

Noud was born in Ontario, Canada in 1845 and arrived in Manistee about 1866. He went to work as a logger, soon becoming camp foreman, and finally started logging on his own account.

In the late 1870s, Noud worked for another local lumberman, R.G. Peters, supervising his entire logging operation. Several years later, he became connected with several other lumbermen, eventually becoming president of the State Lumber Company and later the Noud Lumber Company.

In 1894, Noud announced that he was going to construct a “magnificent residence” on Maple Street. Designed by the nationally famous “Chicago School” architects, Holabird and Roche, construction began on the home in that spring and by November of the following year, Noud and his large family moved in.

The red brick, three-story home in the Colonial Revival Style served as one of Manistee’s most popular community centers for both young and old and it was the site for many lavish parties and dances.

In the 1940s, the home became the Adams Funeral Home and remained as such for several years before once again being restored as a single family residence.

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