Posts made in September, 2011

128-130 West Michigan

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in 31st Home Tour, 2008

The Maurers in the last year have created six loft apartments in a building across the block from the Kresge Building. The 1860s former Hewitt Hall, at 130 and 128 West Michigan Avenue, once had a third floor...

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200 West Michigan

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in 31st Home Tour, 2008

In 2002 Eric and Karen Maurer transformed empty space above the former Kresge store at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Washington Street into twelve loft apartments. Today tourgoers will see Scotty James’s...

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402 South Huron

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in 31st Home Tour, 2008

Built in 1895 by the Weinmann family, who owned a local drug store, this lovely Queen Anne house has had the good fortune of being rescued by Brynn and Paul Raupagh. The house went into foreclosure in 2005...

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514 Fairview Circle

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in 31st Home Tour, 2008

William and Lena Lewis built this charming period Tudor house in 1932. William worked at Michigan Ladder Company. In the late 1940s Marie Goodnow became the house’s second owner. She married Thomas Burns in...

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711 Hemphill

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in 31st Home Tour, 2008

William Passer, a somewhat mysterious fellow, built this petite charmer in 1926 at what was then the edge of town. Passer then disappeared from city records, leaving the house vacant. It would be almost...

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