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Oxford in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Harry Frink House

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, August 18, 2021
1. Harry Frink House Marker
Inscription.  Maple Grove is one of about fifty octagon buildings in Michigan. Harry Frink (1809-89), a farmer and master carpenter from New York State built this house around 1850. The house’s octagonal plan reflects a national craze following the 1848 publication of A Home for All by New York phrenologist Orson Fowler. The book touted the octagon form as providing more floor space per wall length and as more economical to build than standard houses.
 
Erected 1997 by Michigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number S0614.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 42° 51.361′ N, 83° 14.56′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is at the intersection of Oxford Road and Cobblestone Lane, on the right when traveling east on Oxford Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2246 Oxford Rd, Oxford MI 48371, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oxford Savings Bank (approx. 2.4 miles away); Predmore House
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By J.T. Lambrou, August 18, 2021
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(approx. 4.8 miles away); Lake Orion Methodist Church (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lakeville Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lakeville Auxiliary Hall (approx. 5.4 miles away); Carpenter-Rudd Mill (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Flumerfelt Barn (approx. 6.9 miles away); Carriage Barn Replica (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, August 18, 2021
3. Harry Frink House
Octagonal shape on all 3 levels
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By <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Octagon-House-Home-All/dp/0486228878">A Home For All</a>
4. Harry Frink House Marker
The Octagon House: A Home for All
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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