Fraser in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Baumgartner House 1875
This was the home of John & Samantha Baumgartner. John came to America from Bavaria. The beauty of this house is in its architecture, "Rundbogenstil", or "Round arched windows". The style was popular in Germany between 1840 and 1850. German immigrants who came to America in the 1850's copied the style here.
"Rundbogenstil" architecture requires that the house be brick and square or almost square. The windows must be round-arched with corbeling around the windows.
Because of the briefness of the historical period, the style is very special and very rare. There are very few houses in Michigan of this style.
Erected by City of Fraser Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 42° 31.92′ N, 82° 55.796′ W. Marker is in Fraser, Michigan, in Macomb County. Marker is at the intersection of Masonic Boulevard and Kelly Road, on the right when traveling west on Masonic Boulevard. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fire Apparatus Bell (a few steps from this marker); Baumgartner House (a few steps from this marker); Erin United Presbyterian Church (approx. one mile away); A Plank Road History (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rapid Railway Company (approx. 1.1 miles away); Packard Field in Roseville (approx. 1.1 miles away); Watching the Big Show (approx. 1.1 miles away); Frenchy's Auto Parts (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fraser.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 229 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.