Paulson House (Au Train, Michigan)

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Paulson House
Paulson House Au Train MI.jpg
Paulson House (Au Train, Michigan) is located in Michigan
Paulson House (Au Train, Michigan)
Nearest city AuTrain, Michigan
Coordinates 46°24′25″N 86°51′1″W / 46.40694°N 86.85028°W / 46.40694; -86.85028Coordinates: 46°24′25″N 86°51′1″W / 46.40694°N 86.85028°W / 46.40694; -86.85028
Area less than one acre
Built 1883
Architect Paulson,Charles
Architectural style Log Cabin
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 72000590[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP November 9, 1972
Designated MSHS February 11, 1972[2]

The Paulson House in Au Train, Michigan was built in 1883. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a state of Michigan Historic site in 1972.[2]


The Paulson House was built in 1883 by Charles Paulson, a Swede who had worked as a miner in Ishpeming and Negaunee.[2] Paulson homesteaded the surrounding area, growing cabbages.[3] He also owned a local gravel pit.[3] The upper floor of the cabin was used as a school room in the early part of the 20th century. Paulson and his wife lived in the cabin until their deaths in 1925.[2]

One of Paulson's daughters continued to live in the house until her death in the 1930s.[3] The Russell family lived in the house from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s.[3] The house was vacant for some time, until the 1970s when it was extensively rehabilitated both inside and out.[2]

The house is now a museum.[3]


The Paulson House is a 1-1/2 story, side-gable, L-shaped house, constructed of cedar logs.[2] The main section measures 25 feet by 29 feet; a single-story addition measures 12 feet by 18 feet. The logs are V-notched, and the gables are covered with vertical siding.[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Paulson House". Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Historic Sites Online. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "At the Paulson House". Paulson House. Retrieved September 7, 2011. 

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