“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Torrent House

Torrent House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, July 19, 2020
1. Torrent House Marker
This thirty-one room mansion, built for $250,000 in 1891-92, was the home of John Torrent (1833-1915), pioneering lumberman, alderman, justice of the peace and Muskegon mayor for three terms. A successful entrepreneur. Torrent owned shingle, saw and lumber mills in Muskegon, Manistee, Ludington, Whitehall, Traverse City and Sault Ste. Marie, equipping them all with the most modern machinery. Over the years, this structure also housed a mortuary, hospital and the local Red Cross headquarters. In 1972, the city purchased the house to prevent its demolition.

Property of the State of Michigan

Erected 1979 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number 120.)
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. 43° 14.015′ N, 86° 15.067′ W. Marker is in Muskegon, Michigan, in Muskegon County. Marker is on 3rd Street 0.1
Torrent House image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, July 19, 2020
2. Torrent House
miles south of West Webster Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 W Webster Ave, Muskegon MI 49440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hackley Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Central United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Muskegon Women's Club (about 400 feet away); Buster Keaton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hume House (approx. ¼ mile away); Hackley House (approx. ¼ mile away); Hackley-Holt House (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Depot (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muskegon.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 94 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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