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Alton Pioneer Village Marker (Side Two) image, Touch for more information
By Cameron Zwart, May 5, 2012
Alton Pioneer Village Marker (Side Two)
Michigan (Kent County), Lowell — 1580 — Alton Pioneer Village
(side 1) In the early 1830s the settlement known as Alton grew up in this vicinity. A log schoolhouse, the first in the township, was built on this corner in 1839. In 1842, Gideon Hendricks and Newcomb Godfrey organized the Christian Church . . . — Map (db m55251) HM
Michigan (Kent County), Lowell — 197 — Fallasburg Covered Bridge
John W. and Silas S. Fallas settled here in 1837, founding a village which soon boasted a chair factory, sawmill, and gristmill. About 1840 the first of several wooden bridges was placed across the Flat River, but all succumbed in a short time to . . . — Map (db m55253) HM
Michigan (Kent County), Lowell — 1265 — Fallasburg Pioneer Village
(side 1) Fallasburg was settled in 1837 by two brothers from Tompkins County, New York. In 1839, John Wesley Fallas purchased the northwest quarter of section 24 and laid plans for a village. His brother, Silas S., also purchased land at . . . — Map (db m55255) HM
Michigan (Kent County), Lowell — 1348 — John Wesley Fallas House / John W. Fallas
(side 1) John Wesley Fallas House John Wesley Fallas built this house in 1842 in the village which bears his family name. Fallas platted the village on land he purchased from the U.S. government in 1839. That year, after a bridge . . . — Map (db m55254) HM
Michigan (Kent County), Lowell — 126 — Robert W. Graham Home
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, . . . — Map (db m55252) HM

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Apr. 5, 2020