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Edward and Marianne Navarre Loranger House

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After 1825, Edward Loranger; 1861 brick lean-to; 1945 dormers. 7211 S. Stony Creek Rd., near U.S. 24, 7 miles north of Monroe

Surviving from the territorial period is this prototype of French Canadian construction. Facing Stony Creek, this one-and-a-half-story, symmetrical, brick house has gable-end chimneys, a brique-entre-poteaux wall dividing the two rooms of the main floor, and a basement kitchen. The exterior walls are laid in common or American bond. It was built by Loranger (1796–1887), a brick mason who moved in 1816 from Three Rivers, Quebec, to Monroe, where he took occasional contracts in Detroit, Malden, Frenchtown, and Monroe. The dormers added in 1945 follow the French Canadian tradition.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Edward and Marianne Navarre Loranger House", [Monroe, 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, 136-136.

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