Audra Francis Home in Saginaw, Michigan
This is the Audra Francis home in Saginaw, Michigan. She was the first woman to be elected to City Council in 1953 serving for twelve years. She was the first female chair of the Saginaw County Commission.
One of my classmates, Sue Siers, moved into the home with her family while we were attending St. Mary Cathedral. It is on Thompson Street right next to the Cathedral. I used to love going over to her house. The wallpaper had been handpainted, the staircase was magnificent, their was an impressive circular opening at the top of the stairs that looked down into the foyer. Thanks to Sam Basham who posted this picture on Facebook from the book Saginaw Historic Homes.
The Forney's, characters in the book New Beginnings, live in the Audra Francis home. I love bringing an historic home alive in a book written about today. Thankfully, unlike the Webber House from my first book, this house is still standing. A former Mayor of the City of Saginaw, Wilmer Ham-McZee, currently resides there.
My book, New Beginnings, will be published in 2016. To read reviews of my ten other books about families living in Saginaw, Michigan, click here!