Historic Home Tour

Marshall Michigan

Bouck Home

The Boucks have developed a unique decor, which makes use of outdoor architectural pieces inside the 1885 Queen Anne home. Unusual materials, special attention to detail and touches of humor abound.


This 1885 Queen Anne house was in the Faulkner family from 1885 until 1999 when it was purchased by Gene and Bette Bouck. The house to the north at 305 North Liberty is a twin to this home. H.C. and Emma Faulkner are listed as residing at this address in 1908 records. H.C. was Marshall’s Postmaster at the time.

Bette and Gene purchased this home from the state of Ruth Clark, graddaughter of the builder. Among items in the estate were family mementos such as Civil War xxxx grandfather’s fur trade with the Plains and Upper Plains Native Americans. Moccasins, beaded cradle, tobacco bags, and a peace pipe were a few of the items that were discovered in the attic.

Gene and Bette have added custom wall finishes, detailed woodwork, a tin ceiling and a new kitchen to the house. Before their retirement, Gene was a building contractor and xxx After visiting Marshall numerous times from the Chicago area, they purchased the home, and with Bette’s artistic flair, they have lovingly decorated this home while working hard to retain its historic integrity.

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