001311-15: WPA Property Inventory (Side 1)
A Michigan Rural Property Inventory, Works Progress Administration (WPA) inventory card (side 1) of the Mary Ann (Yuncker) Voisin property, conducted in 1936, describes the Voisin homestead near Beal City, Michigan.
Source: "WPA Property Inventories," database, Michigan History Foundation, Seeking Michigan (http://seekingmichigan.org: downloaded 20 April 2013), 15N 05W 22, Pages 15-16, Record Group 72-76, http://seekingmichigan.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p129401coll0/id/89113; citing Michigan Department of Treasury; Works Progress Administration.
This side of the inventory card describes the farmstead. A dimensional sketch of the home is given, but it is not to scale.
The two story, seven room house was constructed in 1900 and later remodeled in 1920. It had a stone foundation, wood framing, wood siding and two covered porches. The gable roof was clad in wood shingles. There was a partial basement with a dirt floor. Two coal burning stoves provided heat. Plumbing consisted of a cistern and one sink. The inside was decorated, and there were a combination of pine and hardwood floors, plaster walls, pine trim, and electric lights. Its condition was rated "fair." (The notation "Pl-Dec" indicates "plaster" walls and "decorated," according to descriptions of other property in the township.)
Citation: Mike Voisin, iSeeAncestors (http://iSeeAncestors.com/tree/groups/public/media/si-00004-i20-04.html : revised July 23, 2015), Gallery.
Revised: July 23, 2015
Copyright © 2000-2015 Mike Voisin. All rights reserved.