Two Historical Buildings Make Major Move in Baldwin

Two historical houses are calling a new place home in Baldwin.

The two houses were donated by the U.S. Forest Service to the Lake County Historical Society. Both houses are former forest service ranger residences that were built in 1938 when the Manistee National Forest was designated.

Instead of tearing them down, the forest service and historical society agreed to keep the houses and move them.

The houses were moved along Michigan Avenue in Baldwin on Tuesday just a few blocks to their new home.

The buildings will serve as the historical society’s museum and community room in the future.

Moving the houses was phase one of the project, phase two is opening the museum, and phase three is opening the community room.

They hope to open the museum in July.

The historical society still needs helps to fund those phases. To help CLICK HERE.