High on a hill that overlooked Betsie Bay and Lake Michigan before the construction of other houses obstructed the view stands a group of wood-frame, clapboard, and shingled houses of some pretension. Tucked into the corner of a front ell of the Queen Anne Edwin and Marguerite Lobb House at 211 Leelanau Avenue, erected in 1900–1903 by B. S. Brumley of Caro, is a three-story pyramidal-roofed tower fronted with a conical-roofed, one-story, wraparound porch. A profusion of wings, bays, gables, porches, and towers extends from the rectangular James Lockhart House (Morningside Bed-and-Breakfast), built in 1895 at 219 Leelanau Avenue, and from the Gothic Revival A. G. Butler House of 1869 at 231 Leelanau Avenue. All three were used as summer houses.
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Houses on Leelanau Avenue
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