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505 Thompson
RESIDENCE

Site 17
(Constructed for Mr. & Mrs. Julius Liebermann)
Completed 1919
Architect: J. Fred Beckbissinger, Saginaw, Michigan

 

505 Thompson:  ResidenceThis Arts and Crafts-style home is designed to take advantage of the lot’s generous frontage on Thompson Street.  The main entrance to the house is on this side street.  The door to the attached garage is prominently positioned facing South Jefferson Avenue - a feature not universally admired by all neighbors.  To create additional outdoor living space, the architect created a terrace on the flat roof of the garage.

 

Masonry walls and reinforced concrete floors help make the house fire-resistant and reflect a  concern of Julius Liebermann, for whom it was designed. Before opening a luggage store in Saginaw, he had been a traveling salesman and had witnessed devastating hotel fires.  J. Fred Beckbissinger was the architect for Liebermann’s store that stood on East Genesee.

 

Map

 

Rollover map of Historic South Jefferson Walking Tour 100 South Jefferson Avenue 403 South Jefferson - Dow House (This is connected to the First Congregational Church) Jeffers Park 403 South Jefferson - First Congregational Church 600 Federal Avenue 500 Federal Avenue - Castle Museum 505 Janes Avenue - Hoyt Library 303 Jefferson Avenue 310 South Jefferson Avenue 321 South Jefferson Avenue 523 Hayden 411 Hayden 505 Millard 503 South Jeffferson 508 South Jefferson 523 South Jefferson 505 Thompson 518 Thompson 604 South Jefferson 614 South Jefferson 615 South Jefferson St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral South Jefferson and Hoyt - Location of the fire of 1893

Sources

Interview with descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Liebermann

Saginaw City Directories