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Introduction

Origins

The City

Collegeville (1887, 1895)
College Delta (1898, 1899)
Oakwood (1899)
Cedar Banks (1900)
College Grove (1903)
Fairview (1904, 1905)
College Heights (1904)

Charter of 1907

Avondale (1913)
Bungalow Knolls (1916)
Chesterfield Hills (1916)
Ardson (1919)
Ridgeley Park (1921)
Strathmore (1925)
Glen Cairn (1926)

The Campus

Chronology

1855–1870
1871–1885
1886–1900
1901–1915
1916–1927

 

Interactive Map

Sites on the National and State Historic Registers

Complete list of
Significant Structures

Sources

Krentel–Faunce House, 319 Hillcrest Ave. (1909)


Krentel–Faunce House, February 1992. Photo Credit: Kevin S. Forsyth.

This house’s first occupants were Andrew and Lillian Krentel. Andrew was instructor in the College wood shop for many years, and one of the elder generation of Krentel Brothers. This house might have been built by the Krentels as well, although unfortunately the city’s landmark designation is not specific.

Benjamin Alden Faunce, like his real estate partner and neighbor two doors to the north Jacob Schepers, held several city offices, including mayor of East Lansing from 1929 to 1931. Faunce served in the College administration as clerk to presidents Snyder and Kedzie 1899–1922, was managing editor of the M.A.C. Record 1904–07 and 1910–13, and also served as a local draft board registrar during World War I. Benjamin Faunce, his wife Blanche (Weldon) Faunce and their two daughters only lived in this house for about four years, circa 1923–1927.


The Test

by Walter Adams