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Cadillac in Wexford County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Charles T. Mitchell House

 
 
Charles T. Mitchell House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, September 28, 2021
1. Charles T. Mitchell House Marker
Inscription.  This Prairie style building began as a Second Empire house built by George Mitchell in 1874. A lumberman and Cadillacís first mayor, Mitchell built the house with ornately carved woodwork and a mansard roof. His business partner, Wellington W. Cummer, occupied it from 1878 to 1922, when it was purchased by Mitchellís grand nephew, Charles T. Mitchell. In 1926 Charles, a local industrialist, renovated the house to conform with current architectural trends. Totally redone in the Prairie style and clad with red brick, it lost its ornamentation and gained a low pitched hipped roof. The extensive renovation was testimony to Charles Mitchellís wealth; his firms employed from one fourth to one third of Cadillacís work force.
 
Erected 1988 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1434.)
 
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 1874.
 
Location. 44° 15.111′ N, 85° 23.892′ 
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W. Marker is in Cadillac, Michigan, in Wexford County. Marker is at the intersection of East Mason Street and North Shelby Street, on the right when traveling east on East Mason Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East Mason Street, Cadillac MI 49601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cadillac Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Shay Locomotive (approx. 0.2 miles away); T. Walter Kelly (approx. ľ mile away); Cobbs and Mitchell Building (approx. ľ mile away); Amvets Post 110 Veterans Memorial (approx. ľ mile away); Cobbs and Mitchell Mill No. 1 (approx. half a mile away); KISS (approx. 0.8 miles away); Clam Lake Canal (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cadillac.
 
Also see . . .  Charles T. Mitchell House. Excerpt:
The Charles T. Mitchell House is a two-story rectangular house clad in rust-colored brick with a slate hip roof. A single story, L-shaped carriage house is constructed similarly.
(Submitted on September 29, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. National Register of Historic Places
The home was added to NRHP on December 1, 1986
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Charles T. Mitchell House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, September 28, 2021
2. Charles T. Mitchell House Marker
Submitted September 29, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.
 
Charles T. Mitchell House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, September 28, 2021
3. Charles T. Mitchell House
Charles T. Mitchell House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J.T. Lambrou, September 28, 2021
4. Charles T. Mitchell House
Entrance to the estate and carriage house
George Mitchell image. Click for full size.
Public domain, January 1, 1895
5. George Mitchell
Builder of the home
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 29, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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