Lowell in Kent County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Robert W. Graham Home
Registered Michigan Historic Site
In 1873 Robert W. Graham designed and built this Italianate structure as a two-family residence. A native of England, Graham settled in Lowell in 1858. Here he worked as a brick mason, a farmer and a merchant. Graham's son Ernest, an architect, designed notable buildings in Chicago; Washington, D.C.; New York City; Cleveland and London. The Graham house was deeded to the city in 1954. In 1922 the public library moved into its west wing. The east wing became the headquarters of the local YMCA in 1960.
Erected 1982 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number 126.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
Location. 42° 56.026′ N, 85° 20.498′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Michigan, in Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street SE (State Highway 21) and North Hudson Street SETouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 W Main St, Lowell MI 49331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fallasburg Covered Bridge (approx. 3.3 miles away); John Wesley Fallas House / John W. Fallas (approx. 3.4 miles away); Fallasburg Pioneer Village (approx. 3½ miles away); Vergennes United Methodist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Alton Pioneer Village (approx. 5.8 miles away); White's Bridge (approx. 6 miles away); Saranac (approx. 7.1 miles away); The Roadside Table (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lowell.
Also see . . .
1. Lowell Area Historical Museum. Museum website homepage (Submitted on May 11, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.)
2. Downtown Lowell Historic District. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on March 29, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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