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

Wixom-Wire House

 
 
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By Joel Seewald, July 13, 2019
1. Wixom-Wire House Marker
Inscription.  This house was built in the early 1850s by Lucy Wixom, widow of Alijah Wixom, one of the town's founders. Its first residents were the Reverend and Mrs. Samuel Wire. He was the pastor of the Free Will Baptist Association of Commerce. The house originally consisted of a parlor, a bedroom, a loft and a basement. The Wires used their home for church and funeral services. Caskets rested in an alcove in the parlor, whose wide door on the north was added so that the caskets could easily be moved to the cemetery across the street. In 1897 the Tiffin family purchased the house. They added the kitchen and porch in the 1920s. Sons William and Charlie continued to live in the house until 1975, when they died at the ages of 95 and 105. In 1975, The Wixom Historical Society acquired the home for restoration and the creation of a musuem.
 
Erected 1985 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1067.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 31.881′ 
Wixom-Wire House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 13, 2019
2. Wixom-Wire House and Marker
View looking towards the north along North Wixom Road.
N, 83° 32.194′ W. Marker is in Wixom, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of North Wixom Road and West Maple Road, on the left when traveling north on North Wixom Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 687 North Wixom Road, Wixom MI 48393, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. From Sibley's Corners to Wixom (within shouting distance of this marker); Wixom Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Intersecting Lines (approx. half a mile away); Traces of History (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stonecrest (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mont Eagle (approx. 4 miles away); Oak Grove Cemetery (approx. 4 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wixom.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Wixom-Wire House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 13, 2019
3. Wixom-Wire House and Marker
View from the north.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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