Marx House

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Marx House
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Marx House is located in Michigan
Marx House
Location 2630 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte, Michigan
Coordinates 42°12′26″N 83°8′56″W / 42.20722°N 83.14889°W / 42.20722; -83.14889Coordinates: 42°12′26″N 83°8′56″W / 42.20722°N 83.14889°W / 42.20722; -83.14889
Area less than one acre
Built 1862
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 76001043[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 13, 1976
Designated MSHS January 16, 1976[2]

The Marx House is a private house located at in 2630 Biddle Avenue in Wyandotte, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Michigan State Historic Site[2] in 1976.[1] It is now used by the Wyandotte Historical Museum.[3]

History[edit]

This house was built in approximately 1862 for Warren Isham.[3] In the next 60 years, the house went through six owners,[3] including Charles W. Thomas, Wyandotte’s first druggist, and Dr. Theophilus Langlois, a prominent physician who served as Wyandotte's mayor for two terms and contributed to other civic projects in the city.[2] In 1921, the house was purchased by John Marx, the city attorney and scion of a local brewery owner.[2][3] In 1974, John Marx's children Leo Marx and Mary T. Polley gave the house to the city of Wyandotte.[3] The house was opened to the bublic in 1996.[3]

Description[edit]

The Marx House is a two-story Italianate townhouse built of red brick and sitting on a stone foundation.[4] The facade features a double entrance door and tall windows topped with semicircular brick-and-stone hoods.[2] A truncated hipped roof, with ornamental ironwork at the perimeter of the uppermost flat area, caps the structure.[4] A two-story frame wing with a single-story addition id connected at the rear of the building.[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 d e f "Marx House". Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Historic Sites Online. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Marx Home History". Wyandotte Museums. 
  4. ^ a b Ren Farley. "John Marx Home/ Theophilus Langlois Home". Detroit1701.org. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 

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