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George H. & Elva Shearer House

c. 1876

 
 
George H. & Elva Shearer House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 29, 2014
1. George H. & Elva Shearer House Marker
Inscription.  George began as a laborer in his father James' lumber business, eventually managing what became Shearer Brothers when his brother James B. joined the firm. The lumber, real estate and insurance company operated out of the Shearer Brothers Block at Center and Adams. George was also secretary of Elm Lawn Cemetery and vice-president of Bay County Savings Bank. His house was designed by his father in the Second Empire style, a Parisian style developed under Napoleon III featuring mansard roofs and strict, formal façades. Two polygonal bays flank the entry porch, all sharing a decorative frieze and cornice. Inside, a central hall leads to the main rooms and staircase. In 2003, the house was converted from apartments into the Bay Justice Building.
Funded in part by Federal Highway Administration,
MDOT, Michigan & Wenona Questers

 
Erected by Center Avenue Neighborhood Association, Federal Highway Administration, MDOT, and Michigan & Wenona Questers.
 
Location. 43° 35.902′ N, 83° 52.992′ 
George H. & Elva Shearer House Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 29, 2014
2. George H. & Elva Shearer House Marker (wide view)
W. Marker is in Bay City, Michigan, in Bay County. Marker is on North Monroe Street north of Center Avenue (State Highway 25), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located near the northwest corner of the subject house, facing North Monroe Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 814 North Monroe Street, Bay City MI 48708, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Center Avenue (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away); Cross Country Connections (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Church/Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles B. & Georgiana (McGraw) Curtiss House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Keit's Florist (approx. 0.3 miles away); "Ten Hours or No Sawdust" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bay City.
 
Also see . . .  James Shearer Family Biography. James Shearer's contributions to Bay City are many placing him among the prominent men in this community's history. When his son's, George and James, Jr., were at the appropriate age, James Shearer brought them into the business at which time he changed the name from "James Shearer Company" to "James Shearer and Sons". His sons are described as being of the same fine character as their father. By 1882, they were for the most part managing the business.
George H. & Elva Shearer House (<i>front/west side view; marker visible at far left</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 29, 2014
3. George H. & Elva Shearer House (front/west side view; marker visible at far left)
(Submitted on April 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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James Shearer (George's father) House<br>(<i>located next door - south of George's house</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 29, 2014
4. James Shearer (George's father) House
(located next door - south of George's house)
James Shearer (George's father) House<br>(<i>front/south view; from Center Avenue</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 29, 2014
5. James Shearer (George's father) House
(front/south view; from Center Avenue)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4, 5. submitted on April 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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