Edward Loranger House

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Edward Loranger House
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Edward Loranger House is located in Michigan
Edward Loranger House
Location within the state of Michigan
Location 7211 S. Stoney Creek Road
Frenchtown Charter Township, Michigan
Coordinates 41°55′54″N 83°22′22″W / 41.93167°N 83.37278°W / 41.93167; -83.37278Coordinates: 41°55′54″N 83°22′22″W / 41.93167°N 83.37278°W / 41.93167; -83.37278
Built 1825
Architect Edward Loranger
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 84001807[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 31, 1984
Designated MSHS October 2, 1980[2]

The Edward Loranger House is a private residence located at 7211 South Stoney Creek Road in Frenchtown Charter Township in Monroe County, Michigan.[3] It was listed as a Michigan Historic Site on October 2, 1980[2] and added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 31, 1984.[1]

Edward Loranger was one of the most prominent landowners and architects in early Monroe County, and much of the county was settled on his land along the River Raisin. His house, which was built in 1825, is a 1½ story, red brick farmhouse on the banks of Stoney Creek about five miles (8 km) north of Monroe and three miles (4.8 km) south of the village of Carleton. The house is a fairly simple and common French-style house with no exterior decor.[3] However, it is significant as one of the oldest authentic structures in Michigan — having undergone very little modifications since it was first built. The complex includes several small buildings, while the gristmill and sawmill have been moved to The Henry Ford. The house itself fell into disrepair over the years but was restored in 1941 and is privately owned.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 11, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c State of Michigan (2001–2003). "Loranger, Edward, House". Retrieved November 11, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Hutchinson, Craig & Kimberly (2005). Images of America: Monroe, the Early Year. Great Britain: Acadia Publishing. p. 34. ISBN 0-7385-3374-2. Retrieved November 11, 2009.