Living History in Howell Michigan

Small town America. If you’ve done even the slightest bit of road trippin’, you’ve driven through many small town Main Streets lined with beautiful homes dating back a hundred years or more. Like many, you may have dreamed about owning a piece of that three story history just so you can revel daily in the craftsmanship, leaded glass and quality hardwood that seems to be lacking in more recently built homes. Or you may think that buying an older home will require too much work to add modern conveniences even though the white picket fence lives on in your heart.

Howell, Michigan saw it’s first settler in 1834, the Eagle Tavern was it’s first building built within the village in 1835. In 1836 it began to grow and became home to a saw mill, shoemaker, blacksmith, cabinetmaker and a cemetery.

West Sibley is a street a block away from the main street in Howell. There you’ll discover a home that was built in 1900, and like so many small town USA homes, it majestically represents a bygone era with its generous wraparound porch – ideal for sipping lemonade and playing cards. The 2600 square foot, five bedroom, two bath home is a hardwood showplace, with it’s floors, trim and original pocket doors.

What makes this house special is it’s been updated and has all the amenities people prefer in newer homes as well. A two car garage, forced air gas heat, central air and an updated kitchen with granite counters designed in keeping with the home’s personality.

This house is was sold by Todd Waller.

For more information on the history of Howell, visit the City of Howell’s web site or download this pdf document outlining Howell history via walking tours.

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