Location: 2921 Franklin St., Michigan City
This Tudor Revival-style home was commissioned by Alexander A. Boyd as a wedding present for his daughter, Grace Boyd Garretson, and her husband, Robert F. Garretson. Robert, a Terre Haute native, came to Michigan City in 1903. He and his father-in-law operated a gas and electric company and the Merchant's National Bank in Michigan City. Robert eventually founded the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce and served as its president. The Garretsons later sold the home to James Baine, president of the Exelsior Bicycle Company. John and Alyce Bartholomew purchased the home after Baine's death. After Alyce's death in 1993, she left the home to the Preservationists of Michigan City. It served as the Alyce Bartholomew's Children's Museum from 1995-2000.