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Historic Homes Walk (Green Dots • 3 miles)

Follow the green sidewalk markings around Fountain Circle and north on Kalamazoo Avenue and enjoy Marshall’s historic homes.

The primary walk (1.5 miles) features over 100 structures. It is marked with green dots and continues east on Prospect, south on N. Marshall, west on Mansion and back to the circle. The walk can be extended 1.5 miles by following the green diamonds north on Kalamazoo Ave., Eagle St. and Madison St. Look for the different architectural styles, State Historical Markers, trees and landscaped yards.

The National Park Service calls Marshall “the best virtual textbook of 19th Century American architecture in the country.” There are over 800 structures in the National Historic Landmark District. Explore other streets off the marked walks. Listed below are the addresses of structures along the primary (1.5 mile) walk. The * indicates a State Historic Marker at that location. Also noted are the common names, style, date built and significant trees.

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Historic Homes Primary Route
(Green dots)

  • 305 W. Mich, First Baptist Church (oldest church bldg in city), Religious Gothic, 1851
  • 307 W. Mich, Bailey & Church Drug Store, Italianate, 1866
  • 309 W. Mich, Church-Marshall House, Italianate, 1873
  • 323* W. Mich, Old Stone Barn (Town Hall), Greek Revival, 1857
  • 411* W. Mich, Crary School 1923-72 (Condos), Beaux Arts, 1923
  • 102* S. Parkview, National House Inn, Greek Revival, 1835, Black Locust
  • 416 W. Mich, Sibley House, Federal ca 1840
  • 424 W. Mich, Queen Anne, ca 1900
  • 107* N. Kalamazoo, Abner Pratt House (Honolulu House), Italian Villa & Gothic Details, 1860, Weeping Mulberry & Sousa Dogwood
  • 107* N. Park, Crary-Frink House (Bank), Italianate, 1847
  • 108 N. Park, Greek Revival, 1834, Isaac Crary’s Servants Quarters
  • 302 W. Mich, Service Station, Vernacula, 1925, Sycamore & Magnolia

North Kalamazoo Route

  • 404 W. Mansion, Benedict-Haskell-Perrett House, Federal, 1855, Blue Spruce
  • 318 W Mansion, Baker House, Gothic Revival, 1853, Carriage House
  • 210 N Kalamazoo, Cain House, Princess Anne, 1907
  • 211 N Kalamazoo, Perrett House, Greek Revival, 1850
  • 214 N Kalamazoo, Colonial Revival, ca 1900
  • 218 N Kalamazoo, Carpenter Gothic, ca 1870
  • 219 N Kalamazoo, Tudor Revival, 1928
  • 223 N Kalamazoo, Townsend House, Queen Anne, 1897 224 N Kalamazoo, Joy House, Italianate, 1844
  • 303 N Kalamazoo, Hays-Brooks House, Greek Revival, 1837, Carriage House
  • 310* N Kalamazoo, Fitch-Gorham-Brooks House, Greek Revival, 1840, Carriage House

Prospect Street Route

  • 313 W Prospect, Cottage, 1952
  • 311 N Grand, Church-Frink House, Gothic Revival, 1855, Barn, Copper Beach
  • 225 N Grand, Greek Revival, 1839
  • 224 N Grand, Queen Anne, ca 1890, Barn, American Hemlock
  • 224* W Prospect, Taylor-Schuyler House, Gothic Revival, 1843
  • 215 W Prospect, Italianate, ca 1870
  • 213 W Prospect, Clark House, Colonial Revival, ca 1900
  • 207-209 W Prospect, Vernacular, ca 1965
  • 208 W Prospect, Charles D. Brewer House, Colonial Revival, 1899, Copper Beach, note arch branch
  • 410 N. Eagle, Oakhill
  • 223 N Eagle, Butler-Porter House, Italianate & Greek, 1844
  • 222 N Eagle, Greek Revival, ca 1850
  • 130 W Prospect, Queen Anne, ca 1880
  • 127 W Prospect, Vernacular Cottage, 1920
  • 126 W Prospect, Starr-Church House, Queen Anne, Barn,1898, Hinoki Cypress 125 W Prospect, Vernacular Cottage, 1870
  • 124 W Prospect, Col. H. Cook House, Colonial Revival, 1889, Carriage House, White Birch
  • 123 W Prospect, Clark House, Gothic Revival, 1877 119 W Prospect, Queen Anne, 1890
  • 116 W Prospect, Queen Anne, ca 1880
  • 115 W Prospect, Italianate, 1870
  • 221 Division, Buck-Gesner House, Tuscan Villa, 1858, Barn
  • 216 Division, Kirby House, Queen Anne, 1886, Carriage House 220 Division, Brooks House, Colonial Revival, 1914
  • 224 Division, Myers-Lepper House, Gothic Revival, 1856
  • 301 Division, Classical Revival, 1935
  • 306 Division, J. Dobbins House, Queen Anne, 1895, Mountain Ash
  • 114 E Prospect, Colonial Revival, 1920
  • 115 E Prospect, 2015 (Replaced 1890 home that burned)
  • 116 E Prospect, Bungalow, 1935
  • 121 E Prospect, J. L. Dobbins House, Italianate, 1881
  • 227 N Madison, Queen Anne, ca 1910
  • 302 N Madison, Gothic Revival, 1854
  • 329 E Prospect, Brown House, Queen Anne, ca 1880
  • 225 High, Classical Revival, 1856
  • 219 High, Chastian Mann House, Gothic Revival, 1861, Barn
  • 224 High, Storr House, Italianate, ca 1860
  • 302 High, Gothic Revival, ca1860
  • 410 E Prospect, Queen Anne, ca 1890

N. Marshall Ave. Route

  • 303 N Marshall, Bosley House, Queen Anne, 1887, Ginkgo
  • 302 N Marshall, Tingay House, Queen Anne, ca1880
  • 223 N Marshall, Gothic Revival, 1874, Tulip Poplar (2)
  • 222 N Marshall, Montgomery House, Federal, 1850, Black Walnut
  • 220 N Marshall, Udell House, Queen Anne, 1897
  • 215 N Marshall, Coleman House, Queen Anne, ca1890, American Red Bud
  • 555 E Mansion, Pierce School 1911-73, Beaux Arts, 1911, Sycamore

Mansion St. Route

  • 116 N Marshall, West-Adams House, Gothic Revival, 1865
  • 123 N Marshall, Colonial Revival, 1900
  • 413 E Mansion, Wilmarth House, Italianate, 1857, Native American Beach
  • 410 E Mansion, Queen Anne, ca1880
  • 409 E Mansion, Colonial Revival, 1923
  • 405 E Mansion, A. B. Cook House, Gothic Revival, ca1850
  • 401 E Mansion, Clinton T. Cook House, Queen Anne, 1886
  • 122 High, Pratt-Wright-Brooks, Greek Revival-Cottage Temple, 1841, Sour Cherry 311 E Mansion, Philo Dibble House, Federal, 1856
  • 214 E Mansion, Franke Center, Akron School of Church Design, 1923
  • 200 N Madison, Oaklawn Hospital, “Wolf and Bear” Trees (long gone)
  • 111 E Mansion, Am Museum of Magic Library, Prairie School, 1915, Crabapple
  • 103 E Mansion, Tudor Revival, ca1930120 N Jefferson, AT&T, Greek Revival, 1930
  • 109-111 N Jefferson, Rose Bldg, Vernacular, ca1950
  • 101* E Mansion, Trinity Episcopal Church, Religious Gothic, 1861 (completed 1864) 112 W Mansion, Ranch, 1955
  • 116 W Mansion, Italianate, ca1860
  • 120 W Mansion, Colonial Revival, ca1900
  • 128 W Mansion, Colonial Revival, 1930
  • 135 W Mansion, Queen Anne, ca1880
  • 136 W Mansion, Gothic Revival, ca1860
  • 138 W Mansion, Colonial Revival, ca1915
  • 139* W Mansion, Dodge-Hill House, Greek Revival, ca1845
  • 148 W Mansion, Reed House, Italianate, 1857
  • 200 W Mansion, Presbyterian Church, Religious Gothic, 1872 (the second building)
  • 209 W Mansion, G. Powell House, Queen Anne, 1885, Norway Spruce
  • 210* W Mansion, Gothic Revival, ca1875
  • 213 W Mansion, Hart House, Greek Revival, 1885, Carriage House, River Birch
  • 216 W Mansion, Edgar G. Brewer House, Romanesque Revival, 1880, Ginkgo
  • 222 W Mansion, Wheeler-Casper House, Romanesque Revival, 1893
  • 223 W Mansion, Van Horn-Perrett House, Gothic Revival, 1860
  • 119 N Grand, Vernacular, 1967
  • 302 W Mansion, Allcott-Ingersoll House, Gothic Revival, 1838
  • 310 W Mansion, Queen Anne, ca1906
  • 314* W Mansion, Manlius Mann House, Italianate, 1842
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