As I walk around my town and neighboring town, I find myself looking at all the older style buildings that are in great shape after all these years. I have come across a very large Victorian style house that has caught my eye numerous times while driving by. There is a stone outside with the house’s history stamped on it. This house was built in 1888 by the founder of Alma, MI. His name was Almy Wright. This was a mansion that he had built for his family.
This 2 story wood structure is blue in color now and obviously has been repainted over the years. It has maroon colored trim around the window and eves. Picture, if you will, a huge mansion that sits in the center of town. This mansion has a big covered front porch on the front and has a Victorian classic feel. Windows are still the old wood sash style. I think the owner’s medium was that of what was available in those days. We have the Pine River that flows through the area that brought logs from Saginaw to Alma. Due to the other houses around this one being about the same, others built theirs in his likeness, or media. This house was one of the first built in the city and served as a home for the Wright Family. It was constructed by Detroit Architecture Firm and is still a very important house for the community.
This house struck my eye for a few reasons. It’s a very large structure that is one of the oldest houses in Alma and that I am very interested in the Victorian style houses.
My Home Painting
It was a very difficult task to find an actual piece of artwork in my house that was not from my daughter’s crayons. I did however find a small box that has a picture of deer and wildlife on the top. I have used this box for years and never really “looked” at it.
I looked at the bottom of the box and found that the name of picture was, “The Classic by Evans”, 1966. This small painting shows the classic woods scene that we see a lot. I see deer feeding in a field and a buck in the...