Harry Frink House


Harry Frink House photo of Harry Frink House
Maple Grove is one of about fifty octagon buildings in Michigan. Harry Frink (1809 - 89), a farmer and master carpenter from New York State built this house around 1850. The houses octagonal plan reflects a national craze following the 1848 publication of A Home for All by New York phrenologist Orson Fowler. The book touted the octagon form as providing more floor space per wall length and as more economical to build than standard houses.
 

Registered Site S0614
Erected 1997

Location: 2246 Oxford Rd.
Oxford, Oakland County

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