The huge summer house stands on forty-four acres of rolling dunes parkland. Dorr Eugene Felt (1862–1930) of Chicago, inventor of the comptometer, an office processing machine that performed math functions, built it for himself and his wife, Agnes. The large brick Colonial Revival house with a columned portico was arranged with twenty-five rooms and a third-floor ballroom to accommodate as well his married daughters and their families. The family held the house until 1949 and then it served a succession of owners—St. Augustine Seminary, Michigan State Police, and now Laketown Township. With funds from a bond, volunteers are restoring it for the township for community use.
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Dorr E. and Agnes Felt Mansion, “Shore Acres”
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