124-year-old mansion offers peek into Alma's past - WNEM TV 5

124-year-old mansion offers peek into Alma's past

ALMA, Mich. (AP) - If the walls at the Ammi Wright home in Alma could talk, no doubt they would have a lot to say.

But they'd have to compete with some of the original fabric wall coverings still on the walls.

The most astonishing thing about the three-story mansion built in 1888 is that even after the Wright family sold the home and it became Smith Memorial Hospital and then Northwood Institute, and a counseling service after that, so much of it remains intact.

Stained-glass windows, inlaid floors, thick oak doors, elaborate fireplaces, a dumb waiter, along with the original tanks for Wright's hot water system are all still there.

The Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant says (http://bit.ly/ybRDdr ) that architect Kurt Wassenaar bought it, with plans to turn it into a hotel.

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