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Portage in Kalamazoo County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Stuart Manor

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, January 12, 2022
1. Stuart Manor Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1846 by William Welch, the oldest house in Portage was originally located on West Milham. A one-time residence of U.S. Senator Charles Stuart, the house is rumored to have been used for the Underground Railway.

A unique example of 4-square Greek Revival architecture, the house was relocated and restored in 1994. The manor is owned and operated by the City of Portage.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRArchitectureParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
Location. 42° 12.578′ N, 85° 35.064′ W. Marker is in Portage, Michigan, in Kalamazoo County. Marker is on Garden Lane near Kingston Drive, on the left when traveling west. The Stuart Manor is part of the Celery Flats Historical Area in Portage Creek Bicentennial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7328 Garden Lane, Portage MI 49002, 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. District No. 8 Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Portage District No. 8 School (within shouting distance of this marker); Portage Grain Elevator / Feed Mill
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By J.T. Lambrou, January 12, 2022
2. Stuart Manor Marker
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hayloft Theatre (about 300 feet away); Central Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gregory B. Jarvis and Roger B. Chaffee Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); For A Pal (approx. 2 miles away); Indian Fields (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portage.
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, January 12, 2022
3. Stuart Manor
Stuart Manor is part of the Celery Flats Historical Area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2022, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2022, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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