The King House Association is a nonprofit association preserving and protecting the last of the original Odawa hand-hewn log homes on Lamkin Road in Good Hart, Michigan. The House will be a site for telling the story of Middle Village/Good Hart from prehistory to the present.
KHA Board member and NCMC Professor Kerri Finlayson presented a sold-out talk on the History and Archaeology of the King House on September 19, 2019 at the Harbor Springs History Museum. Slides from her presentation will be posted soon.
A highly successful Fall archaeological dig was held at the King House September 20-21, 2019. Interesting “finds” included a musket-ball mold and the hand and ear of a china doll.
More than 40 attended the Annual Open House on Sunday, October 6, 2019 to see the restoration work and learn about the timeline display project.
The King House will be now be closed until Spring 2020. Watch for announcements about our visit schedule.
Thanks to broad community support, in 2015 the King House Association was able to purchase the last original 19th century handhewn log home which is located on Lamkin Road in Middle Village/Good Hart, Michigan.
The King House, named for the prominent Odawa family who built and owned it for more than 150 years, is a historic treasure. Once restored, the House will be used to tell the story of Middle Village/Good Hart from its earliest inhabitants to the present.
Following national preservation standards, the 2018 restoration replaced severely distressed wall timbers with hand-hewn logs, installed historically accurate windows, interior rough pine paneling and ceiling, and a cedar shingle roof.
The timeline display will tell the story of Middle Village/Good Hart from its first inhabitants to the present. It will be composed of maps, photographs, drawings and artifacts mounted around the interior walls of the House in chronological order.
The purpose of the King House Association is to purchase, restore, and maintain the mid 19th century King home in Middle Village/Good Hart in tribute to the rich cultural history of this beautiful place.
Anyone wishing to take a look at The King House, the physical address is 144 North Lamkin Road in Good Hart, just north of St. Ignatius Church on the east side of the road. We welcome visitors to enjoy our progress.