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

Frank J. Hecox House

 
 
Frank J. Hecox House Marker image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, June 4, 2021
1. Frank J. Hecox House Marker
Inscription.  This “House of Seven Gables” was built in 1886-87 by the farm family of Frank J. and Ada Hecox. A plastered brick wall in the basement is inscribed with Frank Hecox’s initials and the date 1887. The Hecox family left the area by 1900, and Ada sold the farm in 1909. In 1963 the county acquired most of the acreage to form part of the site of the Livingston County Airport. This house, with its pressed-tin-shingle mansard roof, is a unique example of the Second Empire style in the Howell area.
 
Erected 1994 by Bureau of Michigan History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1889.)
 
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
 
Location. 42° 37.712′ N, 83° 59.243′ W. Marker is in Howell, Michigan, in Livingston County. Marker is on West Grand River Road 0.4 miles east of North Burkhart Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3720 W Grand River Rd, Howell MI 48855, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By J.T. Lambrou, June 4, 2021
2. Frank J. Hecox House Marker
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10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Howell Carnegie Library (approx. 3.2 miles away); George W. Lee House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Opera House (approx. 3.2 miles away); Ann Arbor Railroad (approx. 3.2 miles away); County Courthouse (approx. 3.4 miles away); Livingston County Press (approx. 3½ miles away); St. John The Baptist Catholic Church (approx. 9.7 miles away); LeRoy Township District No. 6 School (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Howell.
 
Also see . . .  Frank J. Hecox House. Excerpt:
The Frank J. Hecox House is a two-story brick Second Empire house on a raised basement. It has a metal-clad mansard roof with seven gables, one in the front and three on each side.
(Submitted on June 5, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.) 
 
Frank J. Hecox House image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, June 4, 2021
3. Frank J. Hecox House
The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places July 22, 1994.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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