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

Currier House

 
 
Currier House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
1. Currier House Marker
Inscription.  Frederick and Mary Currier built this house around 1854, inspired by Orson Fowler's A Home for All, which promoted the octagon form as a healthy place to live. The tall windows, which admit light and air, and the five octagonal rooms reflect Fowler's philosophy. The Curriers came to Almont from New England in 1847. A machinist by trade, Currier (1812-1900) at one time owned farms and factories, and invested in banking and lumbering. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2004 by Michigan Historical Commission — Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L392.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 42° 55.252′ N, 83° 2.53′ W. Marker is in Almont, Michigan, in Lapeer County. Marker is on East St. Clair Street east of Spring Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map.
Currier House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 16, 2020
2. Currier House and Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 231 East St Clair Street, Almont MI 48003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 101 South Main Street—Almont Fountain Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Almont's Liberty Pole Dedicated (about 600 feet away); 121 South Main Street (about 800 feet away); 129 South Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); 102 South Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); 138 South Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Henry Stephens Memorial Library (approx. ¼ mile away); Almont Society of the New Church (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Almont.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Home for All or The Gravel Wall and Octagon Mode of Building. Link to Orson Fowler's book on the Internet Archive website. (Submitted on August 18, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 

2. National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form. (Submitted on August 18, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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