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Near Gagetown in Tuscola County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Garage

 
 
Garage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 27, 2021
1. Garage Marker
Inscription.  
The garage is one of the original structures on the site. It was built in 1919 while the house was still under construction. This building typifies the ornate detail for which builders John and George Munro were known.

All of the framing lumber used was rough sawn tamarack that had been taken off the Purdy's land. The interior of the garage was finished with plastered walls and tongue and groove beaded boards on the ceiling. The front of the garage has two sliding doors that slide on an open track. The arbor that adorns the front of the garage is very unique and is supported by 7 round wooden columns. It sits on a poured foundation with a cement floor and approach.

The garage restoration was completed in 2010 when it was brought back to its original design.
 
Erected by Thumb Octagon Barn Agricultural Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
 
Location. 43° 40.255′ N, 83° 12.999′ W. Marker is near Gagetown, Michigan, in Tuscola County. Marker
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can be reached from Richie Road , 0.9 miles north of Bay City Forestville Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is at the Thumb Octagon Barn Agricultural Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6948 Richie Road, Gagetown MI 48735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. House (a few steps from this marker); Octagon Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Powerhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); One Room Schoolhouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sugar Shack (about 500 feet away); Blacksmith Shop (about 500 feet away); Cider Mill (about 500 feet away); Sawmill (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gagetown.
 
Garage and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 27, 2021
2. Garage and Marker
Thumb Octagon Barn Agricultural Museum Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, August 27, 2021
3. Thumb Octagon Barn Agricultural Museum Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 6, 2021, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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