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.