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Lowell in Kent County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Robert W. Graham Home

 
 
Robert W. Graham Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cameron Zwart, May 5, 2012
1. Robert W. Graham Home Marker
Inscription. In 1873 Robert W. Graham designed and built this Italianate structure as a two-family residence. A native of England, Graham settled in Lowell in 1858. Here he worked as a brick mason, a farmer and a merchant. Graham's son Ernest, an architect, designed notable buildings in Chicago; Washington, D.C.; New York City; Cleveland and London. The Graham house was deeded to the city in 1954. In 1922 the public library moved into its west wing. The east wing became the headquarters of the local YMCA in 1960.
 
Erected 1982 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number 126.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 56.026′ N, 85° 20.498′ W. Marker is in Lowell, Michigan, in Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street SE (State Highway 21) and North Hudson Street SE, on the left when traveling east on West Main Street SE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 323 W Main St, Lowell MI 49331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fallasburg Covered Bridge ( approx. 3.3 miles away); John Wesley Fallas House / John W. Fallas
Robert W. Graham Home image. Click for full size.
By Cameron Zwart, May 5, 2012
2. Robert W. Graham Home
( approx. 3.4 miles away); Fallasburg Pioneer Village ( approx. 3.5 miles away); Alton Pioneer Village ( approx. 5.8 miles away); White's Bridge ( approx. 6 miles away); Saranac ( approx. 7.1 miles away); The Roadside Table ( approx. 7.3 miles away); Smyrna ( approx. 9.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lowell.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lowell Area Historical Museum. Lowell Area Historical Museum (Submitted on May 11, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.) 

2. Graham House. Center for Geographic Information (Submitted on May 11, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.) 

3. Downtown Lowell Historic District. Center for Geographic Information (Submitted on May 11, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Robert W. Graham Home image. Click for full size.
By Cameron Zwart, May 5, 2012
3. Robert W. Graham Home
Downtown Lowell Historic District image. Click for full size.
By Cameron Zwart, May 5, 2012
4. Downtown Lowell Historic District
Bounded on the north and south by the rear lot lines of properties abutting both the north and south sides of Main Street extending from Hudson Street on the west to Washington Street on the east, excluding the dams and city parking lot on the East river.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 11, 2012, by Cameron Zwart of Belding, Michigan. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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