The Daily Bungalow

The Daily Bungalow

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Freer House in Detroit by sjb4photos on Flickr.
This shingle style mansion was built in 1890 for industrialist Charles Lang Freer, who was primarily
a railroad car manufacturer.  The house is considered Michigan’s finest example of the shingle style.
The house is next door the the Hecker-Smiley mansion.  This neighborhood is part of the East Ferry
Street Historic District.  Since 1919, the Merrill-Palmer Institute of Human Development and Family
Life, now part of Wayne State University, has owned the home for their headquarters.

Freer House in Detroit by sjb4photos on Flickr.


This shingle style mansion was built in 1890 for industrialist Charles Lang Freer, who was primarily
a railroad car manufacturer. The house is considered Michigan’s finest example of the shingle style.

The house is next door the the Hecker-Smiley mansion. This neighborhood is part of the East Ferry
Street Historic District. Since 1919, the Merrill-Palmer Institute of Human Development and Family
Life, now part of Wayne State University, has owned the home for their headquarters.

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