Chapin Mansion in Niles.
Chapin Mansion in Niles.

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Grand opening set for Chapin Mansion

Published 10:46am Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Historic Chapin Mansion in Niles will celebrate its grand opening to the public on May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors will be welcomed by Henry and Ruby Chapin and then guide themselves through the mansion. Docents (trained tour guides) will be posted throughout the first and second floors of the house to answer questions.

Works of art created by students from Niles and Brandywine High Schools will be on display throughout the house for visitors to enjoy as well.

Admission for opening day only is $2 for adults, $1 for students and free for children under 5 years old.

The Chapin Mansion was built in 1882 by Henry and Ruby Chapin. The Chapins earned their fortune through the iron ore industry in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  The mansion, located at 508 E. Main St., is built in the Queen Anne – Aesthetic Movement style and features stunning stained glass windows, interior wood carving, fireplaces and chandeliers.

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