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

Voigt House

 
 
Voigt House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 21, 2016
1. Voigt House Marker
Inscription. This elegant and perfectly preserved Victorian mansion was built for Carl G. A. Voigt in 1895. Voigt came to Grand Rapids in 1870 and ran a mill and dry goods store with W. G. Herpolsheimer. In 1902, when the partnership ended, Voigt took over the milling works. The house designed by eminent local architect William G. Robinson, was inspired by the chateaux at Chenonceaux, France. The interior is furnished opulently with original possessions of the Voigt Family. In 1972, a year after the death of the last occupant, Ralph Voigt, the house became a public museum.
 
Erected 1977 by Michigan History Division, Department of State. (Marker Number S419A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 57.622′ N, 85° 39.429′ W. Marker is in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in Kent County. Marker is on College Avenue NE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 College Avenue NE, Grand Rapids MI 49503, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Castle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Central Reformed Church (approx. mile away); Central High School
Voigt House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 21, 2016
2. Voigt House
(approx. 0.4 miles away); McCabe-Marlowe House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ladies Literary Club (approx. half a mile away); First (Park) Congregational Church (approx. half a mile away); Grand Rapids Veterans Memorial and Honor Roll (approx. half a mile away); Kent County Civil War Monument & Fountain (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Rapids.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Voigt House Victorian Museum image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, November 21, 2016
3. Voigt House Victorian Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 26, 2016, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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