Albion Interactive History / 811 East Michigan Avenue

Albion Interactive History

Albion Interactive History / Buildings

811 East Michigan Avenue

Style +
Italianate

Historic Designation +
Calhoun County Historic Preservation Plan, 1975
Report of the Historic District Study Committee, 1976
State Register Listed, February 7, 1977
Albion Area Historical Architectural Survey, 1985

State Register of Historic Places

Smith-Gillespie House, ID Number P22691
Photo Information: The Smith-Gillespie House, photo submitted in 1977.
Significant Dates: 1883
State Register Listed: 02/07/1977

Narrative Description
A clapboard, two-story structure in the Italianate style, the Smith-Gillespie House was built by Henry D. Smith, a prominent Albion hardware merchant and one-time City Treasurer in 1883. Smith’s grandson, Henry D. Brown, taught history at Albion High School prior to becoming curator of the Michigan Historical Collections and director of the Detroit Historical Museum.

Source: Michigan’s Historic Sites Online, Downloaded 2003.

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