Trace the history of your house

Ever wonder about the history of your home, when it was built, who else has lived there?

Local historian and librarian Deborah Larsen will present a two-hour workshop on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Public Library to guide local residents on how to discover more about the history of their home. Sponsored by the Rochester Historical Commission, the session is free but does require reservation.

“Rochester area has a rich history and many of the homes are equally as interesting,” said Lynn Anderson, chair of the Historical Marker Committee for the Rochester Historical Commission. “Most residents don’t know much about their home before they purchased it, especially if it was built before 1901, the year the city of Rochester started recording housing construction. Many Rochester residents want to participate in the Rochester Historical Commission marker program, which honors homes 80 years or older, but don’t know where to start the research to find the information needed.”

Larsen is the assistant library director and local history librarian for Mount Clemens Library and author of several local history publications including “Home Town Rochester” and “Remembering Rochester, Main Street Stories.” She is also an active member of the Rochester Avon Historical Society and recently wrote the National Register of Historic Places Nomination for the Rochester Elevator.

Seating is limited. To make a reservation email or leave a message at 248.652.8675.

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