John W. Blodgett Estate

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John W. Blodgett Estate
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John W. Blodgett Estate is located in Michigan
John W. Blodgett Estate
LocationEast Grand Rapids, Michigan
Coordinates42°57′26″N 85°37′25″W / 42.95722°N 85.62361°W / 42.95722; -85.62361Coordinates: 42°57′26″N 85°37′25″W / 42.95722°N 85.62361°W / 42.95722; -85.62361
Area8 acres (3.2 ha)
ArchitectWalker and Gillette
Architectural styleColonial Revival
NRHP reference #83000877[1]
MSHS #P23712
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 28, 1983
Designated MSHSDecember 8, 1977[2]

The John W. Blodgett Estate, also known as Brookby, is an historic landmark at 250 Plymouth Rd, SE, East Grand Rapids, Michigan.[3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983[1] and designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1977.[2]

Built in 1928, the estate is located on Fisk Lake. The estate consists of the Blodgett house as well as several other subsidiary buildings. The main house was designed by the A. Stewart Walker, a member of the architectural firm of Walker and Gillette. It is significant for its association with John W. Blodgett and his wife, Minnie Cumnock Blodgett, both of whom were important to the history of the city.[2]


  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 "John W. and Minnie Cummock Blodgett Estate". State of Michigan. Archived from the original on May 28, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  3. ^ Sytsma, Jeffrey (27 August 2007). "The Blodgetts and Brookby". Grand Rapids History. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Grand Rapids Public Library. Archived from the original on 31 October 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2010.