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

Laing-Mason House

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By Joel S., July 16, 2010
1. Laing-Mason House Marker
Inscription.  This house was built in stages between the 1860s and the 1930s. In 1889 Dr. John B. Laing and his wife, Harriet, purchased the house. Raised in Vermont, Laing (1846-1908) came to Otisville in 1871 as one of the village's earliest physicians, and became one of Otisville's most important citizens. At his death Laing owned 120 acres of land. The property changed hands six time before being purchased in 1935 by George W. and Frances Mason. George Mason (1887-1978) owned the Mason Tackle Company of Otisville, familiar to fishermen worldwide, and operated it out of this house until 1944. The Mason's renovated extensively, reportedly using materials-including the west porch columns-salvaged from a Detroit bank that failed during the Depression.
Erected 2007 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2191.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
Location. 43° 11.515′ N, 83° 31.2′ W. Marker is near Otisville, Michigan
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By Joel S., July 16, 2010
2. Laing-Mason House and Marker
, in Genesee County. Marker is on North State Road (State Highway 15) 0.7 miles north of Vienna Road (State Highway 57), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12420 North State Road, Otisville MI 48463, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Country School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Otisville High School (approx. 1.8 miles away); E. S. Swayze Drugstore (approx. 1.8 miles away); The William Peter Mansion (approx. 6 miles away); United Methodist Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Columbiaville Depot (approx. 6.1 miles away); James Richardson, D.O. a generous gentleman. (approx. 6.1 miles away); Millington Bank Building (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Otisville.
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Laing-Mason House image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 16, 2010
3. Laing-Mason House
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 1,016 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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