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Breckenridge in Gratiot County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Drake House

 
 
Drake House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 5, 2017
1. Drake House Marker
Inscription. This house was built in 1907 for Wilkie and Rhoda Waggoner Drake. Upon graduating from medical school in 1902, Wilkie Drake (1875-1963) practiced near Detroit and then came to Breckenridge to begin a career that lasted nearly sixty years. After the doctor's death in 1963 the house passed to the Drake's daughter, naturalist and author (Mary) Margaret Drake Elliott (1904-1999) of Muskegon. Upon her death, Elliott bequeathed the house and its contents fo the Breckenridge/Wheeler Area Historical Society.
 
Erected 2009 by Michigan Historical Commission — Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2214.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 43° 24.472′ N, 84° 28.5′ W. Marker is in Breckenridge, Michigan, in Gratiot County. Marker is at the intersection of East Saginaw Street (State Highway 46) and Fourth Street, on the right when traveling east on East Saginaw Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 328 East Saginaw Street, Breckenridge MI 48615, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saginaw and Gratiot County State Road / Saginaw Valley and St. Louis Railroad
Drake House image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, August 5, 2017
2. Drake House
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph Clapp Memorial Park (approx. 6 miles away); Sidney S. Hastings (approx. 6 miles away); Saint Louis (approx. 6 miles away); Michigan Masonic Home (approx. 9.7 miles away); Site of Old Main (approx. 10 miles away); Site of Folsom Hall (approx. 10 miles away); Alma College (approx. 10 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Drake Memorial House. Information about the house on the Breckenridge-Wheeler Area Historical Society's website. (Submitted on August 7, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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