“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Grand Rapids in Kent County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

McCabe-Marlowe House

Registered Michigan Historic Site

McCabe-Marlowe House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, November 21, 2016
1. McCabe-Marlowe House Marker
Inscription.  Built between 1865 and 1870 by James and Hannah Gallup, this Victorian style villa is one of the oldest homes in the Heritage Hill Historic District. Gallup and his family lived here until 1896. The house was later owned by several prominent Grand Rapids residents, including the James Wylie family (major contributors to the Grand Rapids Foundation), the Ennis P. Whitney family, and the Alexander M. Campbell family. In 1945 the house was purchased by Marie McCabe and her niece Wilma McCabe Marlowe. Both women taught science at Grand Rapids Junior College until the 1950s. They opened their home as a social and cultural gathering place for students. The Grand Rapids Junior College Foundation acquired the property in 1980 so that the house could continue to used in the tradition begun by Marie McCabe and Wilma Marlowe.
Erected 1986 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L915A.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureEducation
McCabe-Marlowe House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, November 21, 2016
2. McCabe-Marlowe House
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Women. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
Location. 42° 57.91′ N, 85° 39.694′ W. Marker is in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in Kent County. Marker is on Lafayette Street NE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 74 Lafayette Street NE, Grand Rapids MI 49503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Central High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Cecilia Music Society (approx. 0.2 miles away); First (Park) Congregational Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Grand Rapids Veterans Memorial and Honor Roll (approx. ¼ mile away); Central Reformed Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Fountain Street Baptist Church / Fountain Street Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Roger B. Chaffee (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kent County Civil War Monument & Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Rapids.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 836 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Jan. 28, 2023