John W. Blodgett Estate

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John W. Blodgett Estate
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John W. Blodgett Estate is located in Michigan
John W. Blodgett Estate
Location East Grand Rapids, Michigan
Coordinates 42°57′26″N 85°37′25″W / 42.95722°N 85.62361°W / 42.95722; -85.62361Coordinates: 42°57′26″N 85°37′25″W / 42.95722°N 85.62361°W / 42.95722; -85.62361
Area 8 acres (3.2 ha)
Built 1928
Architect Walker and Gillette
Architectural style Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 83000877[1]
MSHS # P23712
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 28, 1983
Designated MSHS December 8, 1977[2]

The John W. Blodgett Estate, also known as Brookby, is an historic landmark at 250 Plymouth Rd, SE, East Grand Rapids, Michigan.[3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983[1] and designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1977.[2]

Built in 1928, the estate is located on Fisk Lake. The estate consists of the Blodgett house as well as several other subsidiary buildings. The main house was designed by the A. Stewart Walker, a member of the architectural firm of Walker and Gillette. It is significant for its association with John W. Blodgett and his wife, Minnie Cumnock Blodgett, both of whom were important to the history of the city.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "John W. and Minnie Cummock Blodgett Estate". State of Michigan. Retrieved March 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ Sytsma, Jeffrey (27 August 2007). "The Blodgetts and Brookby". Grand Rapids History. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Grand Rapids Public Library. Retrieved 25 April 2010.