Mary Miller / Hillside

Mary Miller / Hillside (HMIXQ)

Location: Marshall, MI 49068 Calhoun County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 16.45', W 84° 57.751'

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This house, built for local attorney Henry W. Taylor and long owned by the Schuyler family, was also home to Mary "Mazie" Miller (1871-1941) and her husband, Craig. An outspoken suffragette and Republican political activist, Miller was an early president of the Michigan League of Women Voters. She resided here from 1905 until her death. During that time, Miller hosted many political luminaries, including future U.S. president William Howard Taft, as well as state legislators from Lansing.

Erected in 1843, this house is among the oldest in Marshall. it came to be known as "Hillside," a name derived from its prominent location. The house was designed in the fashionable Gothic Revival style. Its architecture and landscaping were likely influenced by the design for a "Cottage in the English or Rural Gothic Style" in Cottage Residences, a popular book of house plans by landscape gardener Andrew Jackson Downing that was published in 1842.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker Number2161
Year Placed2006
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 1:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 668016 N 4682227
Decimal Degrees42.27416667, -84.96251667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 16.45', W 84° 57.751'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 16' 27.00" N, 84° 57' 45.06" W
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Area Code(s)517, 269
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 252-298 W Prospect St, Marshall MI 49068, US
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