Fraser in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Baumgartner House 1875
This was the home of John & Samantha Baumgartner. John came to America from Bavaria. The beauty of this house is in its architecture, "Rundbogenstil", or "Round arched windows". The style was popular in Germany between 1840 and 1850. German immigrants who came to America in the 1850's copied the style here.
"Rundbogenstil" architecture requires that the house be brick and square or almost square. The windows must be round-arched with corbeling around the windows.
Because of the briefness of the historical period, the style is very special and very rare. There are very few houses in Michigan of this style.
Erected by City of Fraser Historical Commission.
Location. 42° 31.92′ N, 82° 55.796′ W. Marker is in Fraser, Michigan, in Macomb County. Marker is at the intersection of Masonic Boulevard and Kelly Road, on the right when traveling west on Masonic Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18577 Masonic Boulevard, Fraser MI 48026, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fire Apparatus Bell (a few steps from this marker); Baumgartner House (a few steps from this marker); Erin United Presbyterian Church St. John Lutheran Church and Schools (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sacred Heart Church (approx. 2 miles away); Moravian Road (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bunert-Weier Farm (approx. 3.2 miles away); Lake St. Clair (Lac Sainte Claire) (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fraser.
Categories. • Architecture • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.