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Architectural Missionary: D. Fred Charlton in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Tuesday, February 14, 12:00 p.m. (Eastern)

with Steve Brisson, Mackinac State Historic Parks

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Event Details

Date: February 14, 2023

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free for members, $7 for non-members


The first professional architect to reside permanently in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, D. Fred Charlton used local Lake Superior sandstone to craft the distinctive style found in buildings throughout the region. His Marquette firm was prolific, designing more than 400 structures over nearly 30 years. Explore the modern structures still standing throughout the Upper Peninsula—serving as monuments to Charlton’s skill and adept foresight.