The Gardner House Museum
Michigan Historical Marker

Gardner House Museum
The Gardner House Museum is the home of the Albion Historical Society. The art above of the museum is by Maggie LaNoue. Prints are available for purchase at

Historical Marker Augustus P. Gardner (1817-1905), a wealthy hardware merchant built this Victorian style house in 1875. A three-story, thirteen-room mansion with a mansard roof, it was Gardner's home until his death in 1905.

In 1966, after decades of neglect, the house was purchased by the Albion Historical Society. Restored, it houses a local museum.

Five of the rooms are furnished as a nineteenth-century home and the remainder feature permanent and rotating exhibits.

This house is among the last of its type in this area.

509 S. Superior St.; A.P.; Mansion (Gardner House); January 22, 1971; 1981

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