Fred Thompson House (Kemah-William Springer House)


Description of Historic Site:  This home built in 1906 designed by Chicago architect Thomas Eddy Tallmadge for the Fred Thompson family a well to do family out of Chicago.  Twenty years later the cottage was redesigned by Saugatuck’s premier architect/painter Carl Hoerman for William and Alys Springer.  The reconstruction of the cottage was spread out over a six-year period.  The name of the cottage is Kemah which is native American for “in the teeth of the wing” the house is built atop the hill in Saugatuck.  The current owner Danny Esterline has restored the cottage to its arts & crafts roots.  This is now a privately owned home.

Address:  633 Pleasant St. Saugatuck, MI