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.
The King House Association acknowledges that it is located on the ancestral lands of the Waganakising Odawa people. The King House sits in the historic village of Aptawaing (Middle Village), now known as Good Hart. This land has been and continues to be an important place historically and culturally for the Odawa people.
The King House Association not only recognizes the history of the land but strives to work with the land’s indigenous people, the Odawa, to help tell the story of the Odawa and Aptawaing, as well as continue to support the ongoing commitment to these ancestral lands.
Please park in the lot across from St. Ignatius Church
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.