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Brinkerhoff-Becker House

Brinkerhoff-Becker House
Location 601 W. Forest Ave., Ypsilanti, Michigan

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Area less than one acre
Built 1863 (1863)
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 82002890[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 8, 1982
Designated MSHS August 12, 1977[2]

The Brinkerhoff-Becker House, also known as the Becker-Stachlewitz House, was built as a private home, and is located at 601 West Forest Avenue Ypsilanti, Michigan. It was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1977[2] and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1] and


The Brinkerhoff-Becker House was built in 1863–69.[2] It was eventually purchased by J. M. B. Sill, one of the early Principals of the Michigan State Normal School (now Eastern Michigan University).[3] Charles J. Becker purchased the house in 1889,[3] and remodeled it in 1891 to include the prominent tower.[2] The Becker family lived there until approximately 1918. It was later remodeled into apartments.

The house is currently owned by Eastern Michigan University and is split into four apartments.[4]


The Brinkerhoff-Becker House is a 2-1/2 story square frame Queen Anne structure. Its more recognizable architectural feature is the round tower with a helmet dome at the corner.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Brinkerhoff-Becker House". Michigan State Housing Development Authority: Historic Sites Online. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b George Becker (June 1980). "Becker House, 601 W. Forest Avenue". Ypsilanti Gleanings. 
  4. ^ "601 W. Forest Apartments". Eastern Michigan University. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 

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