Water Street Historic Block

Water Street Historic Block

The historic homes on the Water Street Historic Homes are operated through a cooperative effort between the Chippewa County Historical Society, the Sault Historic Sites, and the City of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Artifacts in the homes are from the collections of the Chippewa County Historical Society. Many items on display were originally owned by the Johnston family. The Johnston House and the Henry Rowe Schoolcraft office located on Water Street in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan give visitors a first hand look into the lives of the early fur traders and settlers by providing a historically accurate portrayal of their homes and lives. Visitors to the Water Street Historic Homes can tour the home of John Johnston, one of the first European settlers to the area. The office of Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, the first Indian Agent to the area is also on display. Bishop Frederic Baraga's house in presently under restoration The Kemp Coal Dock Office is a museum devoted to the industrial history of Sault Ste. Marie. It is located adjacent to the downtown marina. It is the second oldest house in Michigan, constructed in 1796. Call for information.

Water Street Historic Block Web Site

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415 Water Street

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

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Location of Water Street Historic Block

Map of Michigan