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

Carpenter House

 
 
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By TeamOHE, November 28, 2019
1. Carpenter House Marker
Inscription.  This Greek Revival mansion was built in 1851 for David Carpenter, one of Lenawee County's most prominent early residents. Born in New York State, he moved to Blissfield in 1838, and became a wealthy farmer and merchant. After his death in 1891, the house served as a private residence until 1960, when it became a restaurant. The building's only major exterior alteration has been the addition of second story wings and porches.
 
Erected 1975 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number 136.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 41° 50.126′ N, 83° 52.297′ W. Marker is in Blissfield, Michigan, in Lenawee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Adrian Street (U.S. 223) and Main Street on West Adrian Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blissfield MI 49228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); F-105G Thunderchief
Carpenter House Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, November 28, 2019
2. Carpenter House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Hiram D. Ellis House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Erie & Kalamazoo Railroad (about 300 feet away); Erie and Kalamazoo Rail Road / Rail Road (about 400 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); G.A.R. Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blissfield Hotel (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blissfield.
 
Also see . . .  History of the former Carpenter House. Now known as the Hathaway House. (Submitted on December 1, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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