Wing House Museum

Wing House Museum (HM19FO)

Location: Coldwater, MI 49036 Branch County
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N 41° 56.341', W 84° 59.852'

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This impressive Second Empire style home with mansard roof was constructed in 1875 for Jay M. Chandler (1850-1884) and his young bride Frances. On this site from 1847-1871 had stood the Parrish flouring mill. Jay, the fourth son of locally prominent Albert Chandler, followed his brothers into the family hardware business. Albert founded the Coldwater Sentinel and served as the city's first mayor. Jay Chandler sold his home to Lucius Wing in 1882.

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Lucius M. Wing (1839-1921), Civil War captain, county sheriff and prominent businessman, purchased this residence in 1882. That same year he served a term as mayor. Making notable contributions to the industrial, financial and social life of the city, he was the long time president of a local bank, a manufacturer of cigars and founder of the Bon Ami Social Club. The house remained in the family for three generations until acquired by the Branch County Historical Society in 1974 for use as a historical museum.
HM NumberHM19FO
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberS445
Year Placed1979
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 5:53am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 666001 N 4644944
Decimal Degrees41.93901667, -84.99753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 56.341', W 84° 59.852'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 56' 20.46" N, 84° 59' 51.12" W
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Area Code(s)517
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-49 S Jefferson St, Coldwater MI 49036, US
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