Michigan Road Trips: Marshall

by Community Manager on ‎07-22-2015 11:44 AM - last edited on ‎08-04-2015 11:38 AM by Lithium Technologies (1,628 Views)

From storied houses and a stunning fountain to eye-catching artifacts and delicious food, here’s what to experience on a perfect day in Marshall, Michigan.

 

When Michigan became a state in 1837, Marshall was favored to win the coveted state capital. The wealthy and powerful quickly snatched up property near Marshall’s new “Capitol Hill” to build their homes.

 

Marshall lost its bid to Lansing, but today more than 800 historic buildings there form one of Michigan’s largest National Historic Landmark Districts. Elaborately carved rooflines grace Italianate mansions. Leaded glass windows adorn Queen Anne homes. And white columns decorate the prematurely constructed Governor’s Mansion.

 

Downtown, Marshall’s antique shops display armoires and headboards, while the hardware store and the local pharmacy occupy century-old brick storefronts. And in the heart of town, a Greek revival fountain splashes at the center of Fountain Circle.

 

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A version of this story appears in the September/October 2015 issue of AAA Living magazine.

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