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Harold F. and Ragna Mickelson Harper House

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1927–1929, Harold C. Beckett of Akitt and Beckett; Clarence Whybrow, interior design. 1408 Cambridge Rd.

The largest and most lavish Tudor Revival house in the subdivision is the thirty-five-room Harper house. The turreted and gabled light yellowish- and grayish-brown Indiana sandstone house has a slate roof and ornamental clustered chimneys. Marble, woodcarving, mosaics, and frescoes decorate the interior. The site is landscaped with pools, a fountain, gazebo, and sunken garden. It was built for Harold F. Harper (1881–1949), president and general manager of the Motor Wheel Company, and his wife, Ragna Mickelson (1880–1953).

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Kathryn Bishop Eckert
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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Harold F. and Ragna Mickelson Harper House", [Lansing, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MI-01-IN14.

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Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 294-294.

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