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Fenton in Genesee County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Fenton House

 
 
Fenton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., May 18, 2016
1. Fenton House Marker
Inscription. Constructed soon after the Detroit and Milwaukee Railroad reached town in 1855, this hotel has been a favorite resting and dining spot for over a century. It was said in 1883 that the guests were "entertained in a style unsurpassed in many large cities." The interior decor of the hotel is much as it was at the turn of the century. However, the exterior was altered by the destruction of the front porch in 1904 by a team of runaway horses. The Fenton House is one of the oldest hotels in continuous operation in Michigan.
 
Erected 1971 by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number L164.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 47.922′ N, 83° 42.288′ W. Marker is in Fenton, Michigan, in Genesee County. Marker is at the intersection of North Leroy Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Leroy Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 North Leroy Street, Fenton MI 48430, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fenton United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1840 Grindstone from Fenton Mills (approx. 0.3
Fenton Hotel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., May 18, 2016
2. Fenton Hotel and Marker
The Fenton House marker is between the two windows to the left of the corner entrance.
miles away); 1834 Clark Dibble Settlement (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1889 A.J. Phillips Work Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1837-Riggs Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dibbleville Business District II (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1838 Judge Daniel LeRoy's Law Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Jude's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fenton.
 
Regarding Fenton House. The marker is titled "Fenton House", but this building is now the Fenton Hotel. Fenton House is now the name of a restaurant about 1/2 mile south on South Leroy Street.
 
Also see . . .  Fenton Hotel. A history of the Fenton Hotel on the hotel's website. (Submitted on May 22, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
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Fenton House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., May 18, 2016
3. Fenton House Marker
View from the south.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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