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William A. Pungs House

Architects William G. Malcomson (1853-1937) and William E. Higginbotham (1858-1923) designed the house in the Romanesque Revival style.

The large two and one-half story gable-roofed house is built of gray St. Lawrence marble with a round conically-roofed tower and an arcaded side porch. There is a matching carriage house at the rear.

Pungs was vice president of the Michigan Railroad Supply Company, which organized in 1882 Michigan Railroad Supply Company merged with the Chicago Railway Equipment Company in 1899. Pungs also founded the Anderson Carriage Company, helped found and organize the Pungs-Finch Auto and Gas Engine Company and the Michigan Yacht and Power Company.

In 1934 the Pungs house became the dormitory for the Merrill-Palmer Institute.

Last updated 06/04/2023