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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

A. B. Krentel House, 709 Grove St. (c. 1910)


A. B. Krentel House, November 2003. Photo Credit: Kevin S. Forsyth.

Adorf Bernhart Krentel (1874–1948, M.A.C. ’99) studied chemistry under Professor Robert Kedzie and put Kedzie’s expertise in beet sugar into action, working several years as chemist for Dominion Sugar Co. in Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario and later chief chemist for Continental Sugar in Findlay, Ohio. In 1923 Adorf returned to East Lansing with his wife Clara Pringle (1882–1975) and their two sons, moved into this house, and joined his brothers C. M. and A. C. in the Krentel Brothers real estate firm. The house remained in the Krentel family until 1969.

When it was built circa 1910, this house stood outside the city limits, and Burcham Drive was still known as North Street.


The Spirit of Michigan State

by J. Bruce McCristal