Horace Perrin / Perrinville
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Historic Markers
N 42° 15.789 W 084° 57.258
16T E 668723 N 4681020
Quick Description: A marker at end of the street of a parking lot. It looked to be for a little park.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 10/20/2014 8:06:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMMPNH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Horace J. Perrin (1819 - 1880) was a prominant businessman and industrialist. Born in New York State, Perrin settled in Marshall in 1846 and founded a general store in the city's growing downtown. An accomplished financier, he also established a successful bank and used his wealth to found a small college, the Perrin Institute for Young Ladies, in the former Mashall House Hotel. Perrin developed many industries along the Kalamazoo River and Rice Creek - a part of town once known as "Perrinville."

"Perrinville" was the informal name given to the industrialized area near the confluence of the Kalamazoo River and Rice Creek. The area was named after industrialist Harace J. Perrin, who established several factories here in the nineteenth century. River access and a railroad line supported the mills, distillery, and foundry owned by Perrin, as well as a fruit-packing plant and other industries. Fires ravaged Perrinville on numerous occasions and the area gradually shed its industrial character.
Parking nearby?: yes

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Registered Site #: L2207

Historical Date: Not listed

Historical Name: Not listed

Description: Not listed

website: Not listed

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