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.
Thanks to the generous support of foundations, individuals, and organizations who contributed funds, materials, and services, the restoration of the core structure of the King House was completed Fall 2018. Now we turn to the exciting task of designing a pictorial timeline display which will be installed on the interior walls of the House The display will follow the Timeline posted under History on this website. Comments and ideas are welcome.
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.