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Livingston House

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Early 1890s, George F. Barber; Henry Marzolf, carpenter-builder. 343 W. Upton St.
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)

Design No. 33 in George F. Barber's Cottage Souvenir Number Two (1891) was the source for this intricate and fanciful Queen Anne house embellished by Henry Marzolf as he built it. Marzolf was a local carpenter builder who came to Reed City from Listowel, Ontario. This and the delightful wooden houses to the east and west, the Luin K. Parkhurst house (1891) and the Fred Atherton house (1891–1896) at 335 and 349 W. Upton Street, are further evidence of the lively wood building tradition of Michigan's former lumbering regions.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Livingston House", [Reed 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, 374-374.

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