Newton-Allaire House

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Newton-Allaire House
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Newton-Allaire House is located in Michigan
Newton-Allaire House
Location 337 Dresser St., Cheboygan, Michigan
Coordinates 45°38′47″N 84°28′44″W / 45.64639°N 84.47889°W / 45.64639; -84.47889Coordinates: 45°38′47″N 84°28′44″W / 45.64639°N 84.47889°W / 45.64639; -84.47889
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1871 (1871)
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 83000840[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 10, 1983
Designated MSHS October 23, 1979[2]

The Newton-Allaire House is a private home located at 337 Dresser Street in Cheboygan, Michigan. It was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1979[2] and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

History[edit]

Archibald and Carl Newton purchased the island of Saint Helena, near the Straits of Mackinac, in 1853.[2] The brothers developed the island into a fuel and supply stop for passenger and cargo ships traveling through the straits. The venture proved successful, and they used the profits to establish commercial interests in Cheboygan. In 1870, Archibald Newton was elected village president.

In 1871, Archibald Newton constructed this house as a wedding present[3] for his second wife, Cornelia Allaire.[2] Archibald Newton died in 1892, and Cornelia in 1916.[3] Cornelia willed the house to her brother, Joseph Allaire Jr., who moved in that year. The house has remained in the Allaire family.

Description[edit]

The Newton-Allaire House is a two-story red brick Italianate structure with a hip roof. The symmetrical facade is three bays wide, and includes rounded arch windows with brick lintels and keystones above. Carved bracketry supports the wide eaves. At the peak of the roof sits a belvedere with its own rounded arch windows and hip roof supported at the eavesline with bracketry. A wide porch wraps around the first floor of the house. A projecting side-wall houses a bay window and entryway. A modern gable-roof garage is connected to the rear of the house.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Newton-Allaire House". Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Historic Sites Online. Retrieved March 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Historic Newton-Allaire Home in Cheboygan Has Straits Area Ties". St Ignace News. December 15, 2005.