W.K. Kellogg House

W.K. Kellogg House (HM1AXE)

Location: Hickory Corners, MI 49060 Kalamazoo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 24.341', W 85° 24.111'

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W.K. Kellogg (1860-1951) founded the Toasted Corn Flake Company of Battle Creek in 1906. In 1925, Kellogg and his second wife, Dr. Carrie Staines, a physician at the Battle Creek Sanitarium, commissioned Benjamin and Benjamin of Grand Rapids to design a summer house here. Their picturesque estate included this Neo-Tudor manor house, a windmill, a greenhouse, a stable, a boathouse, a combined guest house, garage and chauffeur's residence and a caretaker's house. Marshall Field and Company of Chicago decorated the interior. From 1944 to 1950 the estate served as a rehabilitation center for the Percy Jones Army Hospital in Battle Creek. In 1952 the W.K. Kellogg Foundation gave the property to Michigan State College (now Michigan State University), which developed it as the Kellogg Gull Lake Biological Station.
Marker NumberS605A
Year Placed1991
Placed ByBureau of History, Michigan Department of State
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 631512 N 4696057
Decimal Degrees42.40568333, -85.40185000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 24.341', W 85° 24.111'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 24' 20.46" N, 85° 24' 6.66" W
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Area Code(s)269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3322-3418 E Gull Lake Dr, Hickory Corners MI 49060, US
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