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Old Mission Point in Grand Traverse County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Hessler Log Home

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
1. The Hessler Log Home Marker
Inscription.  

In 1854-1856 this log home was built in the southern part of the Old Mission Peninsula by early settlers, Mary & Joseph Hessler. The huge logs cut from pine trees were hand hewn and stacked on top of each other to form the walls, while modified dove-tailed joints held the corners snugly together without nails or fasterners. The cabin was moved to this park, repaired, and furnished during 1992-1997 to assist the public in understanding how our pioneer families lived and utilized the untamed land.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 44° 59.468′ N, 85° 28.809′ W. Marker is in Old Mission Point, Michigan, in Grand Traverse County. Marker and house are in Peninsula Township Park, just west of the Old Mission Point Lighthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20500 Center Road, Traverse City MI 49686, 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. Hesler Log House (a few steps from this marker); A Light at Old Mission (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Lighthouse Privy

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By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
2. The Hessler Log Home Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Oil House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dougherty Mission House / Rushmore House and Inn (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Old Mission House (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Old Mission Church (approx. 2˝ miles away); Because of the Water... (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Old Mission Point.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Hessler Log Cabin. (Submitted on September 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Hessler Log House. (Submitted on September 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Hesler Log House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Hesler Log House
Hessler Log Home Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 26, 2016
4. Hessler Log Home Interior
The rear of the cabin has a cutaway with viewing windows to see inside.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 175 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on September 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on September 26, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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