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Kristin E. Acre House

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c. 1900. 503 Crystal Ave.
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)

The castellated Gothic Revival house executed in concrete block at the northern edge of town must have seemed strange to the people of Frankfort. A crenellated rounded corner tower and crenellated front parapet applied to a flat-roofed box make it a modest example of the style. Gothic Revival houses are unusual in Michigan. A larger wooden residential example is found in the A. J. Waters House (c. 1900) at 201 Duncan in Manchester; a high-style stone example is the Ethelbert Crofton and Charles Fox House, known as the Castle (1884–1886, William G. Robinson), at 455 Cherry Street SE, in Grand Rapids.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Kristin E. Acre House", [Frankfort, 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, 440-440.

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