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Marshall in Calhoun County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Honolulu House

Registered Michigan Historic Site

 
 
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1. Honolulu House Marker
Inscription.  Abner Pratt settled in Marshall in 1839 and in the 1850s became Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court. In 1857-59 he was United States Consul to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands. Returning home, he built this house in 1860 to recreate the island atmosphere. Teak and ebony were used, and murals on the walls depicted tropical plants and animals. In 1887 the interior was changed but the opulent style of the exterior, unique in the Midwest, has survived.
 
Erected 1972 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number 42.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
Location. 42° 16.359′ N, 84° 57.861′ W. Marker is in Marshall, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is on North Kalamazoo Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 North Kalamazoo Avenue, Marshall MI 49068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liberty Tree Memorial (within shouting distance of
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2. Honolulu House Marker
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this marker); Isaac E. Crary House (within shouting distance of this marker); Michigan Ave. (within shouting distance of this marker); Marshall Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First Courthouse / Brooks Memorial Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); John D. Pierce Homesite (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marshall (about 400 feet away); National House Inn (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshall.
 
Also see . . .  Honolulu House Museum. (Submitted on March 11, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
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3. Honolulu House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2010. This page has been viewed 1,041 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 8, 2010. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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