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June 29th, 2015 by MichiganLiving 23 Of The Best Castles and Mansions in Michigan That You Should See, #9 Is Awesomely Enchanting!
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Michigan is the home of interesting architectures and centuries-old buildings. The state is rich in historic places and landmarks that makes it one of the best place to visit. If you are one those people who loves to see awesome buildings, museums, mansions and castles, Michigan is the place to be!

Below are just few of the many historical castles and mansions in Michigan that are worthy of your time to see and to visit.

Castle Farms, Charlevoix

Newberry Hall, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Newberry Hall at Night

Newberry Hall at Night, (1891), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Credit: Dwight Burdette

Cook Law Quadrangle, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The Lawyer's Club, Law Quadrangle

The Lawyer’s Club, Law Quadrangle. Credit: Andrew Horne via Wikipedia

Beaumont Tower, Michigan State University, East Lansing


Construction on the Beaumont Tower began in 1928. The next year, it was dedicated to John W. and Alice M. Beaumont, who funded the project. The Tower’s bells were originally intended to serve as a school-wide timepiece, but they stopped marking the hour in 1987. The school began restoring and replacing the bells in 1995. The tower now has a carillon with 49 working bells. Credit: Michigan State University

Hoyt Public Library, Saginaw

Hoyt Public Library, Saginaw

1898 Hoyt Library in Saginaw, Michigan. The library was added to the Michigan State Register of Historic Sites in 1998.
Credit: cmh2315fl via Flickr

Curwood Castle, Owosso

Curwood Castle, Owosso

Curwood Castle in Owosso, Michigan, built by author James Oliver Curwood, as a writing studio. Credit: JoannaPoe via Wikipedia

Canadian Lakes Castle

Canadian Lakes

credit: mapio.cz

Marygrove College, Detroit

Marygrove College, Detroit

Marygrove College Liberal Arts Building. Image credit: Dwight Burdette via wikipedia

Eighth Precinct Police Station, Detroit

Eighth Precinct Police Station, Detroit

Old Eighth Precinct Police Station in Detroit. Image credit: Andrew Jameson via Wikipedia

Grand Army of the Republic Building, Detroit

Grand Army of the Republic Building, Detroit

The east corner of the Grand Army of the Republic building in downtown Detroit, Michigan. Image credit: Albert duce via Wikipedia

Old Main, Wayne State University, Detroit

Old Main, Wayne State University, Detroit

Image by Del arte at en.wikipedia

Hackley Public Library, Muskegon

Hackley Public Library, Muskegon

Image credit: MLive.Com

The Felt Mansion, Holland

The Felt Mansion, Holland

Image credit: FeltMansion.Org

Upper Peninsula Brewing Company, Marquette

Upper Peninsula Brewing Company, Marquette

Castle Museum, Saginaw

Castle Museum, Saginaw

Image credit: saginaw-mi.com

Fordson High School, Dearborn

Fordson High School, Dearborn

Adams Castle, Troy

Adams Castle, Troy


Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester

Meadow Brook Hall, Rochester

Image credit: Avard Fairbanks – David Yarnall Photography via Wikipedia

Henderson Castle, Kalamazoo

Henderson Castle, Kalamazoo

The Henderson Castle, at 100 Monre St. on West Main Hill just west of downtown Kalamazoo, was built in 1895 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Credit: Scott Harmsen | Kalamazoo Gazette

Castle in Grand Rapids (Stonecastle Dentistry), Grand Rapids

Stone Castle

This historical landmark has one front entry of sandstone, the balance was removed to meet new building codes and thus the cement steps and modern hand rails. The other front is still the original stone side walls. It is now a Dental business/offices on a busy corner near downtown and St. Mary’s Hospital/Wege/Lacks Cancer/Holstein Medical Centers.

Iron County Courthouse, Crystal Falls

Iron County Courthouse, Crystal Falls

Image credits: Andrew Jameson via Wikipedia

Harry Bennett Castle, Ypsilanti

Castle Rock, St Ignace

Castle Rock, St Ignace

Castle Rock is probably the only castle that is not made by man in Michigan. This castle was created by erosion of surrounding land. After the Wisconsinan Glaciation, post-glacial Lake Algonquin formed. The Ice Age melt off caused the waters of Lake Algonquin to be much higher than the water level of Lake Huron is today. Over time, the declining water eroded much of the land. Castle Rock, which resisted this erosion, is made of limestone breccia; it is a sea stack or sea chimney, geologically similar to several features on nearby Mackinac Island, such as Arch Rock or Sugar Loaf. Image credit: Bobak Ha’Eri via Wikipedia

The above mentioned Michigan castles are usually open for public viewing. If ever you wanted to check and visit them out, make sure to call them first or the people who are in charge with these artistic buildings.

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28 responses to “23 Of The Best Castles and Mansions in Michigan That You Should See, #9 Is Awesomely Enchanting!”

  1. I don’t believe I’d want to live in one of these – oh the upkeep – but they are sure fun to look at and maybe stop by for a visit. Great pics!

  2. I didn’t know MI had so many castle-type buildings! I have been in the law quad (I’m a UM grad) but not the actual building. Newberry Hall is like a museum of sorts so I’ve not been either.

  3. Rachel says:

    Wow, I had no idea we had these amazing building in Michigan. The castle in Charlevoix is stunning!!!

  4. Crystal says:

    I should just live in a castle and call it a day. Until, I had to think about cleaning it, lol.

  5. Who knew Michigan had so many castles? That would make a fun tour one day!

  6. Becki says:

    Very cool! That’s quite a few gorgeous buildings open to the public – and some very close to home! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Rosey says:

    I’ve been to Holland but I haven’t seen that castle. I’d like to see the one in Grand Rapids, and St. Ignace too!

  8. Jeannette says:

    Wow – these are stunning! I Had no idea that Michigan had castles but I’d love to see them in person. I think architecture like this is beautiful and there isn’t nearly enough of it around!

  9. Louise says:

    This is another side of the place everyone should see. I honestly didn’t know Michigan is rich with castles! Their architectural design is simply astonishing.

  10. mykidsguide says:

    I didn’t know there were so many castles and mansions in Michigan. These are all interesting to see.

  11. Leelo R says:

    wow! All these castles look gorgeous!
    I love the photo of Canadian Lakes Castle! All those autumn colors just make it look especially inviting.

  12. Jaime Nicole says:

    There are so many gorgeous buildings in Michigan. Who knew? I love the law school.

  13. Liz Mays says:

    These are all so cool! My son went to Michigan State so he’s probably seen Beaumont Tower a bunch of times.

  14. Jacob Fu says:

    Wow! There’s so much amazing architecture. I really love the Canadian Lakes Castle. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  15. Karen Patten says:

    These are so amazingly beautiful!!! This would be a wonderful tour. The police precinct is my fave!

  16. CourtneyLynne says:

    Omg you weren’t kidding when you said castles! What I would do to live in one of these fabulous places!

  17. They are all very beautiful looking, never been to Michigan but maybe one day when I come to visit the states for pleasure will check it out

  18. Rebecca Swenor says:

    These are totally awesome sights to see indeed in Michigan. I was shocked to see the Upper Peninsula Brewing Company building In Marquette MI. where I am only 25 minutes away. In our area we have a lot of old buildings and a few castles which are totally gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

  19. I have always been fascinated with castles and mansions throughout the world! I only recently discovered some being a tourist in my own town!

  20. Fi Ní Neachtáin says:

    Wow, some of those places are absolutely stunning! We have a lot of castles here in Ireland but most are from centuries ago and are in ruins.

  21. I used to live in Michigan, and wished I would have seen this when I lived there. I would have went exploring – gorgeous and interesting architecture.

  22. Lovely says:

    Im into architectures, I would not mind spending a day viewing these castles in person

  23. Ah how beautiful are these! It’s crazy to think that so many of these are just nearby and I may miss them in the hustle and bustle of the everyday stuff. I need to make some time to go check them out individually when I can. 🙂 This is a nice list to start!

  24. Who knew that these castles and mansions exist in Michigan? I sure didn’t. I loved scrolling down to see each of these. Beautiful!

  25. Gabriel says:

    I was hoping you’d have Castle Rock on the list. The Farm is Charlevoix is amazing – they even have a dragon sculpture guarding it!

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