Currier House, photo taken 1973
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Currier, F. P., House
231 East St. Clair Street, Almont - Lapeer County
Property Type frame house
Historic Use DOMESTIC
Current Use DOMESTIC
Style Octagon Mode
Architect/Builder FREDERICK P. CURRIER
Narrative Description The Frederick P. Currier House is a two-and-one-half story octagonal frame structure. A large octagonal cupola crowns the low, pitched roof. Although the central part of the house has eight exterior walls, they are not all of equal length. The front, rear, and side walls measure about twenty-four feet long, joined at the corners by shorter walls measuring six feet long. A rectangular wing projects from the rear of the structure. A large, first story front porch supports wide, overhanging eaves. Ceilings on the first floor measure eleven feet high, and the walls feature high quality pine wainscoting. Heat was provided by individual stoves in each room. The house has had few alterations and is in good condition.
Statement of Significance Though the Frederick P. Currier House is not a classic example of the octagon house, it is a unique vernacular interpretation of the style. The house was completed approximately 1854 from plans by local builder Frederick P. Currier. In addition to carpentry, Currier organized a firm that operated a furnace and machine foundry. As the business prospered, Currier expanded his financial interests into banking and commercial lumbering. His descendants maintained the home until 1961 when it was sold to other private owners. The unique plan and good state of preservation make the Currier House a notable local landmark.
Period of Significance 1826-1865
Significant Date(s) 1854
Registry Type(s) 06/10/1975 National Register listed
04/05/1975 State Register listed
Site ID# P23842