“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Albion in Calhoun County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Gardner House Museum

Gardner House Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
March 6, 2010
1. Gardner House Museum Marker
Inscription. Augustus P. Gardner (1817-1905), a wealthy hardware merchant, built this Victorian style house in 1975. A three-story, thirteen-room mansion with a mansard roof, it was Gardner's home until his death in 1905. In 1966, after decades of neglect, the house was purchased by the Albion Historical Society. Restored, it houses a local museum. Five of the rooms are furnished as a nineteenth-century home, and the remainder feature permanent and rotating exhibits. This house is among the last of its type in this area.
Erected 1981. (Marker Number 97.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 42° 14.495′ N, 84° 45.172′ W. Marker is in Albion, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is on South Superior Street (Michigan Route 99), on the right. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 509 South Superior Street, Albion MI 49224, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mother's Day In Albion / Mother's Day (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church
Gardner House Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
March 6, 2010
2. Gardner House Museum Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Observatory (approx. half a mile away); Birthplace of Famed Song (approx. half a mile away); Albion College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Birthplace of "Old Rugged Cross" (approx. 0.7 miles away); Concord Universalists / First Universalist Church (approx. 7.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Albion.
Also see . . .  History of the Gardner House Museum. (Submitted on March 11, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. Notable Buildings
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on . • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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