George D. Sowers House

George D. Sowers House (HM28V3)

Location: Ovid, MI 48866 Clinton County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 0.403', W 84° 22.222'

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Built in 1869-70 for George D. and Carrie Sowers, this house is an excellent example of Italianate architecture. Sowers, the first of several prominent local businessmen to live here, owned a planing mill located across the street with his partner, George Fox. Sowers later became a partner in the Ovid Flour Mills. In 1882, Frank Scofield and his wife, Adelaide, purchased the house. Scofield co-owned the Ovid Carraige Works, one of the village's largest employers during the late nineteenth century. His business declined with the rising popularity of the automobile. Henry and Sophia Hudson purchased the house in 1907, one year after Henry founded Hudson & Son Farm Implements, another prosperous Ovid business.
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HM NumberHM28V3
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByMichigan Historical Center, Michigan Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 714319 N 4764916
Decimal Degrees43.00671667, -84.37036667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 0.403', W 84° 22.222'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 0' 24.18" N, 84° 22' 13.32" W
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Area Code(s)989
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 137 E Williams St, Ovid MI 48866, US
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