Branch County Historic Markers

Wing House Museum

Open April through October

3rd Saturday of the Month from Noon until 4:00 p.m.

or by appointment

(517) 278-2871

Step back in time to a less complicated life when water came from the cistern, there was a fireplace in every room for heat and forms of elegance could be found in decor to glassware.  The Wing House Museum located at 27 S. Jefferson Street in Coldwater, Michigan is a prime example of 19th century Second Empire architecture.  Learn how families worked and thrived in the late 1800’s at this home museum that is one of the few open year-around to the public.

The home was built for newlyweds Jay and Frances Chandler in 1875.  Discover the turn of events that led to the dissolution of their marriage and the subsequent sale of their beautiful home to prominent businessman Lucius Wing in 1882.



The home was purchased from the Wing Family and became home to the Branch County Historical Society.  The Society hosts an annual Holiday Home Tour and Old Fashioned Wassail the first Saturday in December, Friday Night Desserts following Tibbits professional players performances, they host private dinners, luncheons and other fund raisers to keep this jewel maintained.

Branch County Historic Marker Sites

Branch County Courthouse Site
31 Division Street-Coldwater

Branch County
Cannon Park-Coldwater (downtown)

Bronson Public Carnegie Library
207 N. Matteson-Bronson

The Chicago Road
Roadside Park west of Bronson on U.S. 12-Bronson (2 miles west of Bronson on U.S. 12)

Coldwater Downtown Historic District
W. Chicago St. from Division to Clay Sts.-Coldwater

Doll, (Benedict) House
665 W. Chicago St.-Coldwater

East Chicago Street Historic District
Chicago St. from Wright St. to Division St. including parks-Coldwater

East Chicago Street Historic District (Boundary Increase I)
Roughly, Pearl St. between Hudson and Lincoln Sts.-Coldwater

East Chicago Street Historic District (Boundary Increase II)
Roughly, Church St. from Jefferson to Daugherty Sts., Hull St. from Morse St. to Park Pl., and Park from Church to Hull-Coldwater

First Presbyterian Church
52 Marshall St.-Coldwater

Fisk, Abram C., House
867 E. Chicago Rd.-Coldwater

General John G. Parkhurst House
55 North Clay Street-Coldwater

Governor Cyrus Luce House
Northeast corner of Division and East Washington Streets-Coldwater

Harriet Quimby-Informational Designation
Branch County Memorial Airport-Coldwater (3 miles west of Coldwater on U.S. 12)

Lanphere--Pratt House
90 Division St.-Coldwater

Marshall Street Historic District
Roughly bounded by Taylor, Hull, N. Hudson, Montgomery and Clay Sts.-Coldwater

Masonic Temple/H.C. Lewis Art Gallery
45 E. Chicago St.Road-Coldwater

Methodist Episcopal Church
126 Marshall Road-Coldwater

Michigan Library Association-Informational Designation
12 East Chicago Street-Coldwater

Quincy Library
11 N. Main Street-Quincy

South Monroe Street Historic District
89--175 and 90--146 S. Monroe St. and 17 Park Ave.-Coldwater

Stancer--Road--North Coldwater River Bridge

Stancer Rd. over N. Coldwater Rd.-Union Township

State Public School at Coldwater
620 Marshall Road-Coldwater

Tibbits Opera House
14 South Hanchett Street-Coldwater

Union City Methodist Episcopal Church

200 Ellen St.-Union City

US-12--Coldwater River Bridge
Old US 12 over Coldwater Bridge-Coldwater

1883 Victorian Train Depot
27 S. Park Street-Coldwater

West Pearl Street Historic District
155--225 and 160--208 W. Pearl St.-Coldwater

Wing House
27 S. Jefferson St.-Coldwater (517) 278-2871







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