Henry A. Chapin House

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Henry A. Chapin House
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Henry A. Chapin House is located in Michigan
Henry A. Chapin House
Henry A. Chapin House is located in the US
Henry A. Chapin House
Location within the state of Michigan
Location 508 E. Main St.,
Niles, Michigan
 United States
Coordinates 41°49′45″N 86°15′12″W / 41.82917°N 86.25333°W / 41.82917; -86.25333Coordinates: 41°49′45″N 86°15′12″W / 41.82917°N 86.25333°W / 41.82917; -86.25333
Architect Wheelock & Clay
Architectural style Queen Anne
NRHP Reference # 81000304
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 30, 1981
Designated MSHS June 15, 1992[1]

Henry A. Chapin House, also known as Chapin Mansion,[2] is a historic house in Niles, Michigan. It was listed as a Michigan State Historic Site in 1976, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.[1]

The house is three stories tall built with red brick in Queen Anne style[1] of which only the first two are currently in use; the third floor ballroom is not open to the public.

It currently contains the Fort St. Joseph Museum and served as the Niles City Hall from a point between 1933 and 1937 until December 7, 2012.[3] In May 2013, the mansion and museum were given the name "Niles History Center" and opened to the public.[4]

Fort St. Joseph Museum[edit]

The museum is located in the carriage house of the Chapin Mansion and focuses on the city's history. Exhibits include Fort St. Joseph, built by the French as a trading post in 1691, the Underground Railroad in southern Michigan, area railroads and artifacts of the Lakota people.


  1. ^ a b c State of Michigan (2009). "Chapin, Henry A., House". Retrieved June 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ Chapinmansion.org
  3. ^ Mumford, Lou (December 7, 2012). "Moving is 'Bittersweet'". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ Haupert, Craig (May 7, 2013). "Niles History Center, New Logo Unveiled". Niles Daily Star. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 

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