Muskegon in Muskegon County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Built in 1887–1889, this massive Queen Anne style house served the Thomas Hume family through four generations. This architect for this, as well as the Hackley house, was David S. Hopkins of Grand Rapids. The structure behind the two buildings was shared by both families. Known as the City Barn, it reflects the features of each house. Though larger than the Hackley house, the Hume house is less pretentious in detail. One hundred years after completion, the Hackley & Hume Historic Site was administered by the Muskegon County Museum.
Thomas Hume (1848–1920) was the business partner of Charles H. Hackley from 1881 to 1905. An Irish immigrant, Hume came to Muskegon in 1872 and began working as Hackley’s bookkeeper. After Hackley’s death, Hume was instrumental in transforming Muskegon from a lumber town to a major manufacturing center. At the time of his death in 1920, he was serving as an officer with the Amazon Knitting Company, Shaw Electric Crane Works, Sargent manufacturing Company, Chase-Hackley Piano Company, the Stand Maleable Company and the Hackley National Bank.
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
Location. 43° 13.901′ N, 86° 15.312′ W. Marker is in Muskegon, Michigan, in Muskegon County. Marker is on West Webster Avenue, 0.1 miles east of Sixth Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker located on lawn in front of the Hume House. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 472 West Webster Avenue, Muskegon MI 49440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hackley House (a few steps from this marker); Hackley-Holt House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Depot (approx. 0.2 miles away); Torrent House (approx. ¼ mile away); Buster Keaton (approx. ¼ mile away); Hackley Public Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Central United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Muskegon Women's Club (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muskegon.
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Also see . . .
1. Hume House.
The Hume House, interpreted to 1920, shows the life of a wealthy family after the lumbering era. (Submitted on August 19, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Thomas Hume.
A Michigan lumberman whose name is one of the best known in that industry in the state, Thomas HUME was an Irish boy who sought his opportunities in America, finding work in the lumber woods of western Michigan, and in a few years rose through the successive grades of service and became an independent operator. (Submitted on August 19, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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