South Haven in Van Buren County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Conger House, Circa 1856
The Uzziah Conger Family, South Haven, Michigan Pioneers
— South Haven Historic Site —
This structure, with Italianate style, stands proudly as one of South Haven's first residences. Braving the wilderness of the 1850's Uzziah Conger and his wife Wealthy Ann came to this site and erected this home, where they raised seven children. As an early settler Mr. Conger had business in farming lumbering & real estate, and was a merchant for over 35 years. He was a member of the village council for many years, a justice of the Peace, and school trustee. Ellen Conger Avery his oldest daughter, is credited with starting the resort business in South Haven in the 1880's.
The Conger House stands today as an elegant reminder of South Haven's beginning.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 42° 24.293′ N, 86° 16.282′ W. Marker is in South Haven, Michigan, in Van Buren County. Marker is on Broadway Street north of Quaker Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 246 Broadway Street, South Haven MI 49090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fruit Industry (about 400 feet away, measured Michigan Central Railroad Yard (about 500 feet away); Corporal Duane E. Dewey (about 600 feet away); City of South Haven (about 600 feet away); Scott Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilhelm Baum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dyckman Avenue Bascule Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Resort Industry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Haven.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2022, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2022, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.