Call House

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Call House
Call House Marquette MI 2009.jpg
Location 450 E. Ridge St., Marquette, Michigan
Coordinates 46°32′44″N 87°23′4″W / 46.54556°N 87.38444°W / 46.54556; -87.38444Coordinates: 46°32′44″N 87°23′4″W / 46.54556°N 87.38444°W / 46.54556; -87.38444
Built 1875
Architect Carl F. Struck
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Part of Arch and Ridge Streets Historic District (#80001879)
NRHP Reference # 72000641[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 13, 1972
Designated MSHS May 18, 1971[2]

The Call House is a private residence located at 450 East Ridge Street in the Arch and Ridge Streets Historic District in Marquette, Michigan. The house is also known as the Henry R. and Mary Hewitt Mather House. It was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1971[2] and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]


The Call House was designed and built in 1867 by Carl F. Struck for Henry R. Mather.[2] Mather was the first president of the Cleveland Iron Mining Company.[2] The house was later used by U.S. Supreme Court Justice George Shiras Jr. as a summer home,[2] and was used by Charles H. Call, president of the First National Bank and Marquette County Savings Bank.[3]


The house is a particularly noteworthy example of Gothic Revival architecture.[2] It is a 1 12-story structure, built of wood with steeply pitched gables and dormers, vertical board-and-batten siding, and arched windows.[2] The first floor boasts tall, six-pane windows.[4]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Mather, Henry R. and Mary Hewitt, House, from the state of Michigan, retrieved 12/20/2009
  3. ^ Katelyn Webber, "Homes on 'The Ridge'," The mining Journal, July 7, 2008
  4. ^ Gabriel N. Downs, Michael C. Downs, Marquette, Arcadia Publishing, 1999, ISBN 0-7385-0056-9, p. 88.