62 Union SE

Built in: 1885
Style: Midwestern Vernacular
Description:
McNamara House
Comments:
This attractive home draws its influence from the Gothic style with its steeply pitched roofs which form angular gables and the decorative Gothic details which are used over the doors and windows. It is believed that Clyde C. McNamara was the original owner of this home which was built in 1885. Mr. McNamara was active in the furniture industry in Grand Rapids, being associated with the Gunn Furniture Company and Marvel Manufacturing Company. The former dealt with office furniture and the latter with chairs and rockers. Representative of the Midwestern Vernacular style of architecture, this home is a joy to behold, but has no distinct claim to fame through features that define the major architectural styles. The majority of 19th Century Victorian residences is comprised of this type of home. Note the beautifully turned balusters which reflect the influence of the furniture industry in Grand Rapids. Source: Heritage Hill calendar write-up.
Past Owners:
McNamara, Clyde - Original Owner
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