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Wellington Inn (William Cary and Lola Peckham Hull House)

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William Cary and Lola Peckham Hull House
1905; 1999–2003 rehabilitation. 230 Wellington St.
  • (Photograph by Roger Funk)

A pedimented portico with paired giant Ionic columns pretentiously flanks the entrance of this house, following the tenets of Academic Classicism. Ionic corner pilasters, a cornice ornamented with swags, modillioned eaves line, and a carved swag over the entrance further embellish the neighborhood's most imposing house. It was built for the son of the president of the Oval Wood Dish Company, his wife, Lola, and their five children. In 1929 the Hull house was converted into four apartments. In 1999, Barb and Hank Rishel acquired the house and restored it for use as a bed-and-breakfast, which opened in 2003.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Wellington Inn (William Cary and Lola Peckham Hull House)", [Traverse City, 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, 427-427.

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