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

Horace Perrin / Perrinville

 
 
Horace Perrin / Perrinville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
1. Horace Perrin / Perrinville Marker
Side 1
Inscription.  
Horace Perrin
Horace J. Perrin (1819-1880) was a prominent businessman and industrialist. Born in New York State, Perrin settled in Marshall in 1846 and founded a general store in the city’s growing downtown. An accomplished financier, he also established a successful bank and used his wealth to found a small college, the Perrin Institute for Young Ladies, in the former Marshall House Hotel. Perrin developed many industries along the Kalamazoo River and Rice Creek – a part of town once known as “Perrinville.”
Perrinville
“Perrinville” was the informal name given to the industrialized area near the confluence of the Kalamazoo River and Rice Creek. The area was named after industrialist Horace J. Perrin, who established several factories here in the nineteenth century. River access and a railroad line supported the mills, distillery, and foundry owned by Perrin, as well as a fruit-packing plant and other industries. Fires ravaged Perrinville on numerous occasions and the area gradually shed its industrial character.
 
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Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 42° 15.799′ N, 84° 57.257′ W. Marker is in Marshall, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of South Marshall Street and River Street, on the right when traveling south on South Marshall Street. Located at the Marshall Hydroelectric Plant. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 906 S Marshall St, Marshall MI 49068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gauss Ice House / Ice Harvesting (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor's Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capitol Hill School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Calhoun County Fair (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ketchum Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Montgomery Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); Samuel Coleman House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lieutenant George A. Woodruff (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshall.
 
Horace Perrin / Perrinville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
2. Horace Perrin / Perrinville Marker
Side 2
Horace Perrin / Perrinville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
3. Horace Perrin / Perrinville Marker
Horace Perrin / Perrinville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
4. Horace Perrin / Perrinville Marker
Located at the Hydroelectric Plant
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 13, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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