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Chapoton House

 
 
Chapoton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 3, 2021
1. Chapoton House Marker
Inscription.  Alexander Chapoton built this Queen Anne style townhouse in the early 1870s. Chapoton, a builder, was one of the contractors for the state capitol in Lansing. A descendant of one of Detroit’s oldest families, he was a state legislator and a member of the Detroit Board of Public Works. He built this house at a time when Beaubien Street consisted mostly of Victorian row houses. The house, which features a unique Queen Anne living hall, became an art gallery and studio in the 1980s.
 
Erected 1987 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L0808.)
 
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. 42° 19.897′ N, 83° 2.429′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Beaubien Boulevard near Larned Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 511 Beaubien Blvd, Detroit MI 48226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George DeBaptiste Homesite (a few steps from
Chapoton House Marker to left of door. image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, May 3, 2021
2. Chapoton House Marker to left of door.
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this marker); David Dunbar Buick / Buick Motor Company (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); SS. Peter and Paul Church (about 600 feet away); First Jewish Religious Services (about 700 feet away); The Salvation Army (about 700 feet away); Shrine Circus (about 700 feet away); Frederick Douglass - John Brown Meeting (about 700 feet away); Mariners' Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
 
Also see . . .  Alexander Chapoton House. Excerpt:
The house is a three-story brick building with its foundation placed at the edge of the sidewalk. The stone-faced basement raises the first floor several feet off the ground. The facade is asymmetrical, with a three-bay first floor upper floors of differing height
(Submitted on May 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. National Register of Historic Places
Chapoton House was placed on the NRHP March 10, 1980.
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Submitted May 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 16 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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