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Frank D. and Ella Van Volkenburg Skeels House

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c. 1886, Ebenezer Saxton. 199 W. Pearl St.
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)

This large, handsome, wood-frame Queen Anne house, with irregular massing and three levels of Eastlake spindlework porches, was built for attorney Frank D. Skeels (1846–1891) and his wife, Ella. It demonstrates the tendency toward greater elaboration in decorative work that was possible with the availability of machine tools.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Frank D. and Ella Van Volkenburg Skeels House", [Coldwater, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 197-197.

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