The Salling Home

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461 5th Street, Manistee, MI, United States

CONSTRUCTED: Circa 1870s

Salling, a native of Denmark, arrived in the United States in 1862 and found his way to Manisee. He worked for lumberman Michael Engelmann before going out on his own, eventually owning several sawmills and pine lands.

While the Salling Home was built in 1874/1875, it underwent several changes between 1880 and 1899. In the final remodeling, the Victorian gingerbread was all removed, the home was made two stories throughout and an elegant entry was added along with a wrap-around porch.

Among the most unique features found throughout the home is the beautiful hardwood flooring. A border, at the perimeter of each room, is made up of inlaid hardwoods, including cherry, maple, walnut, and oak.

Salling passed away in 1909 and his family continued to reside in the house until 1916.


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