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Near Cassopolis in Cass County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Newton House

 
 
Newton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2013
1. Newton House Marker
Inscription. Designed by Christian Haefner in the 1860s, this house belonged to George Newton, a state legislator. The cupola, projecting eaves, and symmetrically grouped windows distinguish its architecture. This building is located in the 580 acre densely timbered Fred Russ Experimental Forest, which Michigan State University used as a forestry school after receiving it as a gift in 1942. The Cass County Historical Commission has restored this elegant structure.
 
Erected 1977 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number L367.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 0.755′ N, 85° 58.075′ W. Marker is near Cassopolis, Michigan, in Cass County. Marker is on Marcellus Highway mile east of Decatur Rd, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in Volinia Township near the Fred Russ Forest (County) Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20689 Marcellus Highway, Decatur MI 49045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Dowagiac River Watershed / Lunker Structures (approx. 0.3 miles away); Big Tree (approx.
Newton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2013
2. Newton House Marker
View to east along Marcellus Highway
0.3 miles away); Pickett's Corner (approx. 3.2 miles away); Cass County Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Underground Railway (approx. 6.5 miles away); Decatur Township Hall (approx. 6.7 miles away); Captain Iven C. Kincheloe Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cassopolis.
 
Regarding Newton House. The Newton House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Newton House image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 22, 2013
3. The Newton House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 23, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 23, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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