Jul 9, 2006

Curwood Castle - Owosso, MI

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Photo by historymike

(Owosso, MI) While passing through this mid-Michigan town I came upon this marvellous building, once the home and writing studio of American novelist James Oliver Curwood.

The property overlooks the Shiawassee River, one of the world's few true northerly-flowing rivers. Curwood used to write in one of the building's turrets, likely using the scenic waterway as a source of inspiration for his wilderness-oriented works.

As a side bit of trivia, Curwoods's 1916 novel The Grizzly King was the basis for the 1989 film The Bear.

4 comments:

Jeffrey Smith said...

In forty odd years of looking at buildings (some of them odder than others.) I've never seen a roof like that entrance section. And it all seems to be tacked on to an ordinary front-gabled house. See what a little imagination can accomplish.

Anonymous said...

mike, any idea if the home is a private residence still?

Hooda Thunkit said...

So much character!

I would love to tour it if it were public.

Beautiful picture Mike.

Tim said...

Its open to the public. Something like $2 will get you a tour. No AC, so I'd suggest going sometime when its not too hot out cause it gets quite warm, especially in the upper rooms.