Escanaba in Delta County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Charles Brotherton / Charles Brotherton House
In 1852 Charles Brotherton came to the Upper Peninsula with a survey team organized by William Burt. Two years later, Peter White hired him to survey the land between the Menominee River and Marquette. His work in the Escanaba area, a decade before the initial influx of settlers, laid the foundation for the later creation of roads, mail routes and communities. Working for the Chicago and North Western Railway from 1865 until his death in 1908, he surveyed the railroad's path across the Upper Peninsula.
Charles Brotherton House
Surveyor Charles Brotherton moved to Escanaba with his wife, Orpha Bishop, and their children in 1868. They built this house in 1873. Its original design was an eclectic mix of architectural styles featuring a cupola, a veranda with flared hip roof, dormers and overall symmetry. Orpha died in 1882, and Charles married Carrie Beach on 1883. Two of his sons who grew up here, Delevan and Hugh, later became surveyors.
Erected 2017 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan History Center. (Marker Number L1789B.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
Location. 45° 44.471′ N, 87° 3.335′ W. Marker is in Escanaba, Michigan, in Delta County. Marker is on Ogden Avenue south of South 6th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 606 Ogden Street, Escanaba MI 49829, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Public Schoolhouse in Escanaba (approx. Ό mile away); Ludington Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Escanaba (approx. half a mile away); Escanaba's Docks (approx. half a mile away); Iron Ore Centennial (approx. half a mile away); The Peninsula Railroad (approx. half a mile away); Before the Settlers (approx. half a mile away); The Ore Pellet (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Escanaba.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.