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Fremont B. and Matilda McCormick Chesbrough House

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1890–1891. 1515 Center Ave.

This heavily massed picturesque house was built for Bay City lumberman Fremont B. Chesbrough. One of the largest and most unusual houses on Center Avenue, the exterior walls are brick and stone; each room of the interior, however, displays different woods. The house speaks of the late-nineteenth-century interest in the natural qualities of materials: rough stone, brick, slate, terra-cotta, and various unpainted woods.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Fremont B. and Matilda McCormick Chesbrough House", [Bay City, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 327-327.

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