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Centreville in St. Joseph County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Leverett and Amanda Clapp House

 
 
Leverett and Amanda Clapp House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 12, 2014
1. Leverett and Amanda Clapp House Marker
Inscription.  This Italianate style house was built in 1879-80 for Leverett and Amanda Hampson Clapp, who were among Centreville’s most prominent citizens. The 1880 tax rolls listed this house as the most valuable residence in Centreville. Amanda (1840-1931) belonged to one of Centreville’s pioneer families and was a social leader, while Leverett (1837-1929) played an important role in public affairs and business. He held many public offices, including state land commissioner. Mr. Clapp was also president of the First National Bank, secretary of the Centreville Fruit Preserving Company, and, for a half-century, secretary of the Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2008 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2201.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 41° 55.427′ N, 85° 
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31.823′ W. Marker is in Centreville, Michigan, in St. Joseph County. Marker is on W. Main Street (State Highway 86) west of Jane Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 324 W Main St, Centreville MI 49032, 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. Site Of First St. Joseph County Court House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Joseph County Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); St. Joseph County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Saint Joseph County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); One Hundredth Anniversary of Centreville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Centreville Civil War Monument (approx. half a mile away); Stewart House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Langley Covered Bridge (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centreville.
 
Leverett and Amanda Clapp House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 12, 2014
2. Leverett and Amanda Clapp House Marker
Leverett and Amanda Clapp House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 12, 2014
3. Leverett and Amanda Clapp House
Leverett and Amanda Clapp House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 12, 2014
4. Leverett and Amanda Clapp House Marker
View to west along W. Main Street (M-86)
Memorial Stone Under The Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, December 9, 2022
5. Memorial Stone Under The Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   5. submitted on December 15, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.

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Apr. 14, 2024