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Bibliography and Endnotes for Gunnison's Octagonal House

by Shirley M. De Boer

Bibliography for Gunnison’s Octagonal House

Anders, Judith A. The Loren Andrus Octagon House 1860 Washington, Michigan: Myths, Facts and Legends. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Color House Graphics, c2003.

Anonymous. “Kent County. City of Grand Rapids,” Michigana, Quarterly of the Western Michigan Genealogical Society, vol. 27 (September 1982).

Ballard, Matthew R., http://www.matthewrballard.com/cobblestone.html, Essay: Cobblestone Masonry, pp. 1-17.

Baxter, Albert. History of the City of Grand Rapids, 1891 reprint. Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Historical Society, 1974.

Blumenshine, Karen, Supervisor at Attorneys Title - Working with the original Burton Abstract Records of Kent County.

California. San Francisco County. 1880 U. S. census, population schedule. Micropublication T9, roll 78. Washington: National Archives.

Grand Rapids Herald (GRH). Michigan. 21 November 1909.

Gunnison, Samuel V., letter. 5 May 1972, from 1126 Laureles Drive, Los Altos, California 94022 to Public Library, City of Grand Haven, Michigan 49417 held by Special Collections, Grand Rapids Public Library, Michigan.

Innes and Tinkham. Wall Map of Kent County 1855. Restored by Celene Idema and printed by Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, Michigan: 1987.

Lydens, Z. Z., editor. The Story of Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Kregel Publications, 1966.

Michigan. Kent County. 1850 U. S. census, population schedule. Microduplication M432, roll 353. Washington: National Archives.

Newman, Doris Nelson. A Different Drummer. Goshen, NH: Typescript, 1979.

Schmidt, Carl F., the Octagon Fad. Scottsville, New York: Privately printed, 1958.

Schmidt, Carl F., and Carr, Phillip. More about Octagons. No place: Privately printed, c1978.

Tuttle, Chas. Richard. History of Grand Rapids with Biographical Sketches. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Tuttle & Company, 1874.


Endnotes: Gunnison’s Octagonal House


Peaslee-1846: Michigana, p 82

and-engine: Lydens, p 157

Photo #1 - 706 Butterworth SW, View 1

“Structure-directions”: Judith A. Anders summarized Orson S. Fowler, The Octagon House: A Home for All (New York, NY: reprint edition, Dover Publication, 1973), iv.

“house-wind”: Anders quotes John Bullock, The American Cottage Builder, 1854.

“a-days”: Musselwhite (GRH) 21 Nov. 1909, p 3

Photo #2 - Gunnison Octagonal House Floor Plan

“the servants: NARA roll 353, p 18

Photo #3 - 706 Butterworth SW, View 2

“It-township”: map, p 38

“Baxter-home” p 766

“In-California”: NARA, roll 78, p 19

Photo # 4 - Illustration, Cobblestone Facing

Ballard Essay, Cobblestone Masonry, p. 3.

Photo #6 - Map of Southwest Grand Rapids

“an-decease”: Kent County Deeds, MI, liber 155, p 274


Shirley M. De Boer CGSM

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