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Bay City in Bay County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Charles B. & Georgiana (McGraw) Curtiss House

c. 1892

 
 
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By Joel S., July 16, 2010
1. Charles B. & Georgiana (McGraw) Curtiss House Marker
Inscription.  Charles came to Bay City in 1864 from Ithaca, NY, to work for sawmill owners Henry Sage and John McGraw, eventually buying the Bay City Dredging Co. His home's architecture is Shavian Manorial, a Queen Anne/Tudor Revival style named after the 1860s/70s neo-medieval work of the English architect Richard Norman Shaw. It was designed by William H. Miller, Ithaca's most prominent late 19th/early 20th century architect, who designed many of Cornell's buildings. Detroit architects Scott & Scott supervised the construction. The home, which has 23 rooms, 9 replaces, and a grand central staircase in the two-story entrance hall, is marked by projecting cross gables, half-timbering, and liberal use of Tennessee sandstone.
 
Erected by Center Avenue Neighborhood Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNatural ResourcesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 43° 35.827′ N, 83° 52.819′ W. Marker is in Bay City, Michigan, in Bay County. Marker is at the intersection
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November 18, 2010
2. Charles B. & Geogiana (McGraw) Curtiss House and Marker
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of Center Avenue (State Highway 25) and North Grant Street, on the right when traveling east on Center Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 924 Center Avenue, Bay City MI 48708, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trinity Church/Trinity Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); George H. & Elva Shearer House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Center Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Cross Country Connections (approx. 0.3 miles away); Keit's Florist (approx. 0.4 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bay City.
 
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By Joel S., July 16, 2010
3. Charles B. & Geogiana (McGraw) Curtiss House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 1,099 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 2, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.   2. submitted on November 28, 2010.   3. submitted on August 2, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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