Photo from 2003-2004Architectural Survey Cards, Histories, House Highlights

62 Union Avenue SE is located in Heritage Hill. It was built in 1885. It's architectural significance is WORTHY OF MENTION. Past owners include McNamara, Clyde.


McNamara House


This attractive home draws its influence from the Gothic style with itssteeply pitched roofs which form angular gables and the decorative Gothic details which are used over the doors and windows. It is believed that Clyde C. McNamara was the original owner of this home which was built in 1885. Mr. McNamara was active in the furniture industry in Grand Rapids, being associated with the Gunn Furniture Company and Marvel Manufacturing Company. The former dealt with office furniture and the latter with chairs and rockers. Representative of the Midwestern Vernacular style ofarchitecture, this home is a joy to behold, but has no distinct claim to fame through features that define the major architectural styles. The majority of 19th Century Victorian residences is comprised of this type of home. Note the beautifully turned balusters which reflect the influence of the furniture industry in Grand Rapids. Source: Heritage Hill calendar write-up.

Geographic coordinates are 42.961231°N, 85.654328°WLatitude: 42°57′40.432″N
Longitude: 85°39′15.581″W

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Original data from Heritage Hill Associaton