“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 1875. 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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
Location. 42° 14.495′ N, 84° 45.172′ W. Marker is in Albion, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is on South Superior Street (State Highway 99), on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 509 South Superior Street, Albion MI 49224, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Gardner House Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
March 6, 2010
2. Gardner House Museum Marker
. 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 (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albion.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2010. This page has been viewed 750 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on April 11, 2018, by Celeste Connamacher of Albion, Michigan. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2010. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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