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Centreville in Saint Joseph County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Leverett and Amanda Clapp House

 
 
Leverett and Amanda Clapp House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 12, 2014
1. Leverett and Amanda Clapp House Marker
Inscription. This Italianate style house was built in 1879-80 for Leverett and Amanda Hampson Clapp, who were among Centreville’s most prominent citizens. The 1880 tax rolls listed this house as the most valuable residence in Centreville. Amanda (1840-1931) belonged to one of Centreville’s pioneer families and was a social leader, while Leverett (1837-1929) played an important role in public affairs and business. He held many public offices, including state land commissioner. Mr. Clapp was also president of the First National Bank, secretary of the Centreville Fruit Preserving Company, and, for a half-century, secretary of the Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected 2008 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2201.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 41° 55.427′ N, 85° 31.823′ W. Marker is in Centreville, Michigan, in Saint Joseph County. Marker is on W. Main Street (State Highway 86) west of Jane Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 324 W. Main St, Centreville MI 49032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Leverett and Amanda Clapp House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 12, 2014
2. Leverett and Amanda Clapp House Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Joseph County Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Joseph County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); One Hundredth Anniversary of Centreville (approx. 0.2 miles away); Centreville Civil War Monument (approx. half a mile away); Stewart House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Langley Covered Bridge (approx. 3 miles away); Culbertson Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Three Rivers Soldiers Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Centreville.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Leverett and Amanda Clapp House image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 12, 2014
3. Leverett and Amanda Clapp House
Leverett and Amanda Clapp House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 12, 2014
4. Leverett and Amanda Clapp House Marker
View to west along W. Main Street (M-86)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 14, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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