Matthew Geary House

The Mathew Geary House is a wood-framed single family home located on Market Street in the city of Mackinac Island, Michigan built about 1846. It is owned by the Mackinac Island State Park. The two-story, side-gabled frame house has an entrance porch topped with a balustrade and an enclosed side porch. Its raised basement, an architectural response to bedrock close to the surface, is characteristic of traditional Mackinac Island architecture. A rear addition, and the glassed-in side sun porch, are not original to the house.

The Geary House remained in the Geary family until 1968, when it was purchased by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. As of 2010, it is available for rent from the Mackinac Island State Park.

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