Niles in Berrien County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Chapin House / Henry Austin Chapin
Henry Austin Chapin. Henry A. Chapin (1813–1898) spent most of his early life in Ohio. He married Ruby N. Nooney in 1836 and settled in Edwardsburg, Michigan. In 1846 Chapin and S.S. Griffin opened the first general store in Niles. With his son Charles, Henry A. later established an insurance and loan agency. Their firm had interests in nearby paper mills and electric companies and real estate in Alabama, Illinois and Michigan. The bulk of the family capital came from the discovery of iron ore in Michiganís Upper Peninsula. The Chapin Mine near
Erected 1979. (Marker Number L0475.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
Location. 41° 49.789′ N, 86° 15.225′ W. Marker is in Niles, Michigan, in Berrien County. Marker is on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 508 E Main St., Niles MI 49120, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S.S. Maine Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Four Flags Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wesley United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); Second Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ferry Street School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); John B. Reddick Building (approx. ľ mile away); PA-WA-TING (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niles.
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