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845 N. Mill Street

29 Nov

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845 N. Mill St. Built in 1897 by George W. Springer. George had built an addition to the back of this Queen Anne style home and it was the workshop where he made cigars and supplied them to local hotels. George manufactured cigars with names like “Hotel Victor”, Hotel Plymouth”, and “The Mail”. George also served as the Plymouth Village Sheriff. George passed away in 1941 and wife Helen continued to live here well into the 1950s. When Helen passed in 1957 she joined George at Plymouth’s Riverside cemetery.

873 N. Mill Street

27 Jun

 

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873 N. Mill St. Built in 1913, this home was ordered through Sears Roebuck & Co. by Frank Pierce. Frank was the manager of the Plymouth United Savings bank branch located on Liberty St. In 1918 Frank’s Grandson Russell Kirk was born here in his home. Russell Kirk was an Author, Historian, & Literary Critic who is known as the father of modern-day conservatism. In his book “The Sword of Imagination” Russel describes growing up in Plymouth and how it impacted his way of thinking.

Below is a photo of Russell Kirk with President Reagan.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Kirk

 

557 N. Mill Street

27 Jun

557 North Mill St. Originally the home of William & Keziah Starkweather. Starkweather was one of Plymouth’s first pioneers. His first home was built near the corner of Main St & Ann Arbor Trail. This Home was built circa 1835.

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