Shay Complex

Main and Judd Sts., Harbor Springs, Michigan

Photos 

Shay's Home

Photo taken by Jim Allen, June 2008

Map 

Description 

Ephraim Shay invented a geared steam locomotive that was used in the logging industry. See the "Shay Locomotive" page, Wexford Co. MI.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1972
Reference number
72000612
Areas of significance
Industry; Engineering; Science; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Water works; Single dwelling; Manufacturing facility
Current function
Road-related
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant years
1888; 1889; 1892
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3

Tags 

19th Century (37,744)
Brick (42,462)
Built 1888 (687)
Built during 1880s (6,473)
Emmet County, Michigan (50)
Ephraim Shay (3)
Harbor Springs, Michigan (3)
House (27,620)
Michigan (1,937)
Stone (26,160)

Update Log 

  • August 11, 2012: Updated by Jim Allen: Added discription
  • August 11, 2012: New photos from Jim Allen

Sources