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455 Madison Avenue SE is located in Heritage Hill. It was built in 1878. It's architectural significance is NOTABLE. Past owners include Penny, Joseph, Charles E. Belknap.


Penny-Belknap House - 1971 Tour, Walking Tour


In 1878, Joseph Penny built this charming Craftsman style home and it is still maintained as a single-family residence. The interior of this home has many unusual features, beginning with the colorful French tile floor in the foyer, spacious rooms with 12-foot ceilings and massive plaster coves, marble fireplaces and ornate silver-plated hardware, hinges and doorknobs. The most prominent owner was Charles E. Belknapwho was instrumental in the organization of the Boy Scouts of America. A bronze statue of Mr. Belknap, as Boy Scout Commissioner, stands in the picturesque little park at the intersection of Lake Drive and Fulton Street.

Geographic coordinates are 42.954774°N, 85.65914°WLatitude: 42°57′17.186″N
Longitude: 85°39′32.904″W

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Original data from Heritage Hill Associaton