Paulson House (Au Train, Michigan)
|Nearest city||AuTrain, Michigan|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architectural style||Log Cabin|
|NRHP Reference #||72000590|
|Added to NRHP||November 9, 1972|
|Designated MSHS||February 11, 1972|
The Paulson House was built in 1883 by Charles Paulson, a Swede who had worked as a miner in Ishpeming and Negaunee. Paulson homesteaded the surrounding area, growing cabbages. He also owned a local gravel pit. 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.
One of Paulson's daughters continued to live in the house until her death in the 1930s. The Russell family lived in the house from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s. The house was vacant for some time, until the 1970s when it was extensively rehabilitated both inside and out.
The house is now a museum.
The Paulson House is a 1-1/2 story, side-gable, L-shaped house, constructed of cedar logs. 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.
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