• Franke1

    Oakhill, Italianate, 1858

    Local magicians will be performing on the grounds of this home tour favorite during tour hours.

  • Bueker5

    Colonial Revival, 1931

    Visitors will enjoy seeing paintings and a sculpture by owner Carol Beuker.

  • Nationalhouse6

    National House Inn, 1835

    The oldest operating inn in Michigan was the first brick building built in Calhoun County.

  • Clark3

    Italianate, ca. 1864

    David and Rosie Clark have spent the last five years renovating this home that is on the tour for the first time since 1967.

  • Overhiser4

    Queen Anne, 1890

    Martin and Lucy Overhiser returned this home to a single-family residence. It had been an apartment building for 40 years.

  • Rectory2

    St. Mary Rectory

    This 1852 Gothic Revival home is on the tour for the first time.

  • Grannies2

    Grannies Attic, 1861

    Myron and Teri Banfield now live in a second-floor apartment above their downtown antiques store. There is also a roof-top patio.

  • East_end_studio_and_gallery

    EastEnd Gallery & Studio, 1870

    Visitors will enjoy seeing the changes to the second and third floors as these once forgotten spaces will be put back to use.

  • Harvester

    The Harvester, 1880

    This Queen Anne house was converted to a floral shop in 2004.

  • P.church

    First Presbyterian Church, 1873

    This Gothic Revival structure was twice damaged by tornadoes.

2015 Marshall Historic Home Tour


Marshall's octagon house, built in 1856, was presented on this year's home tour as under restoration.


Held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-13, 2015

Cost: Tickets were $20 each and could be used both days. Children 12 & under free.


52nd annual tour

Longest-running home tour in the Great Lakes area

On Tour

7 private residences including Marshall's octagon house, Oakhill and three others were on tour for the first time.  

3 commercial buildings -- National House Inn, EastEnd Gallery & Studio, The Harvester Flower Shop

8 museums -- Honolulu House, Marshall Historical Museum at the GAR Hall, Capitol Hill School, Governor's Mansion, American Museum of Magic (2 sites), Marshall U.S. Post Office Museum, and Walters Gasoline Museum

First Presbyterian Church

5 Calhoun County Fairgrounds buildings -- Floral Hall, Houston School, Old Maple Grove Church, Fair Museum and Belcher building

Other Events

Art at the Museum was a juried arts-and-crafts fair on the grounds of the Honolulu House Museum

Musical entertainment was at select tour homes

Magicians performed at Oakhill during tour hours - a treat for all ages!

Civil War Ball held in front of the Honolulu House on Saturday evening - fortunately, the good weather continued so no finery was drenched!

A fun community picnic celebrated the end of the weekend at parking lot accross from Marshall District Library at 5 p.m. Sunday

As always, free parking downtown and at the fairgrounds and free shuttle buses during the tour made parking and visiting the venues easy.

Our Sponsors

The 2015 Home Tour Committee extends its sincere appreciation to our generous sponsors for their continuted support of the Marshall Historical Society's committment to preserve, protect, and promote Marshall's heritage.  

Whitney J. Jonas 

Hemmingsen Drug Store

Jeff & Julie Greene

Rotary Club of Marshall

Dick & Bea Walters

Schroeder &  DeGraw PLLC

Schuler's Restaurant & Pub

Darling Ace Hardware

Southern Michigan Bank & Trust

Marshall Animal Care

Scott Evans / Edward Jones

Jackson & Jackson LLC

Caron Chevrolet

Maplewood of Marshall

Sherman Associates, Realtors

Jason P. Rapelje, Edward Jones

Dark Horse Brewing Co.

The Flower Haus

Bayberry House Interiors

New Beginnings Psychological Services P.C.

Larry's Floor Covering & Paint Spot Inc.

Marshall Community Credit Union




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