Stockton Center at Spring Grove
The Stockton Center at Spring Grove is a non-profit organization dedicated to the historical preservation, education, environmental enhancement, and beautification of the Flint community.
The Stockton Center was constructed in 1872 as a home for Thomas and Maria Stockton. Built in the Victorian era, the 3 story brick house is a prime example of Italianate architecture. There were 14 elegant rooms for the family with 12 feet high ceilings, and decorated with ornate plaster work.
Colonel Thomas Stockton formed the 16th Michigan in 1861. He fought with many Flint and Genesee County citizens in the Civil War. The Colonel's career is displayed in the museum along with other fascinating Civil War information.
Maria Stockton is the youngest daughter of Jacob Smith, Flint's first European settler. She was the first president of the Ladies Library Association in Flint, the first one of its kind. In Maria's memory, the Stockton Center has a small reference only library. Books include Flint history, Victorian residential design, Civil War history, World history, Landscaping, and Architecture.
In 1921, the Archdiocese of Detroit purchased the Stockton Center and four Sisters of St. Joseph moved in. The building was expanded, and served as St. Joseph Hospital from 1921-1935.
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