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Dowagiac in Cass County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Criffield-Whiteley House / Harry and Sara Ethel Whiteley

 
 
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By Kathy Garman, August 6, 2021
1. Criffield-Whiteley House Marker
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Criffield-Whiteley House
Businessman and farmer Charles M. Criffield (1867-1929) and his wife, Cora, (1865-1945) built this Queen Anne-style house in 1897. Fred Corber managed the construction. In 1920 the Criffields sold the house to Ethel and Harry H. Whiteley. Elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 1914, Mr. Whiteley moved his family from the northeastern Lower Peninsula to Dowagiac in 1915 in order to buy into and manage the Dowagiac Daily News. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Harry and Sara Ethel Whiteley
Harry H. Whiteley (1882-1957) used his successful Dowagiac newspaper and his position as member of the Michigan Senate (1923-26) and the Michigan Conservation Commission (1927-48) to shape Michigan’s public land policy. He advocated for Warren Dunes and many other state parks. Sara Ethel (1882-1975), a founding member of the Captain Samuel Felt Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, led the chapter’s efforts to honor veterans of World War II with a memorial highway and park.
 
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By Kathy Garman, August 6, 2021
2. Harry and Sara Ethel Whiteley Marker
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2019 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2309.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCharity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
 
Location. 41° 59.094′ N, 86° 7.024′ W. Marker is in Dowagiac, Michigan, in Cass County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Michigan Route 62) and North Lowe Street, on the left when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 Main St, Dowagiac MI 49047, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dowagiac Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Willis M. Farr (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dowagiac World War II - Korean Conflict - Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); 19th Michigan Infantry Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Paul's Church / Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Dowagiac World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Indian Lake Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away); First Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dowagiac.
 
Criffield-Whiteley House and Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Garman, August 6, 2021
3. Criffield-Whiteley House and Historical Marker
View from the corner of Main Street and North Lowe Street
Criffield-Whiteley House and Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Garman, August 6, 2021
4. Criffield-Whiteley House and Historical Marker
A view looking east on Main Street with North Lowe Street in the background.
Criffield-Whiteley House / Harry and Sara Ethel Whiteley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Garman, August 6, 2021
5. Criffield-Whiteley House / Harry and Sara Ethel Whiteley Marker
A view looking north with the James E. Burke Park in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2021, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 15, 2021, by John Garman of Rochester Hills. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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