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Rochester in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

George Vandeventer House

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, June 10, 2018
1. George Vandeventer House Marker
Inscription.  New York native George Vandeventer, who came to Avon Township as a child in 1834, became a successful businessman and civic leader in Rochester. When their home burned in 1875, George and his wife, Julia, built this Italianate-inspired house. The fire persuaded George, who served three terms as village president, to lead the campaign to establish the fire department, which was formed in 1882.
 
Erected 1999 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L2036.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 42° 40.764′ N, 83° 8.243′ W. Marker is in Rochester, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of West Third Street and Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on West Third Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 404 West Third Street, Rochester MI 48307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Township Hall (about 600 feet away, measured
George Vandeventer House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 10, 2018
2. George Vandeventer House and Marker
in a direct line); Three-faced Clock (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rollin Sprague Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Avon Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rochester Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Masonic Block (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of Rochester, Michigan (approx. ¼ mile away); The Torch (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
Also see . . .  Carriage Maker George Vandeventer Helped Establish Rochester Fire Department. (Submitted on June 14, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
George Vandeventer House image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, June 10, 2018
3. George Vandeventer House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 104 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2018, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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