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441 Madison Avenue SE is located in Heritage Hill. It was built in 1897. It's architectural significance is WORTHY OF MENTION. Past owners include Whitfield,Isaiah J..


Whitfield House - 1985 Tour, Walking Tour


Isaiah J. Whitfield built this Craftsman style home, with it's distinctive wide, gothic arched windows, in 1897. Dr. Whitfield, a specialist in orificial surgery, began his medical career during the Civil War when he served as Assistant Surgeon in the Fourth Iowa Volunteers. Following the War he entered the Medical Department at the University of Michigan. After practicing medicine in the new towns of Northern Michigan, heentered the Cleveland Homeopathic Medical College and graduated in 1870. Dr. Whitfield moved to Grand Rapids in 1872. An Elder in the Church of Christ, he was very active in the religious and civic affairs of the community.

Geographic coordinates are 42.955028°N, 85.659143°WLatitude: 42°57′18.101″N
Longitude: 85°39′32.915″W

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Original data from Heritage Hill Associaton