“Easy peasy!” writes Linda Bankauskas. “March’s I Spy is the Stone Chalet Bed and Breakfast.” “I thought it looked familiar,” says Amy Thomas, “and then I realized that I drive by it every day!” “This is the Swiss Chalet [style] house at 1917 Washtenaw,” writes Susan Wineberg. It’s at the corner of Berkshire, notes Kay Jarrell, and is the “former home of the Ann Arbor Unitarian Universalist congregation.” The original structure was “built in 1917,” adds Wineberg, coauthor of Historic Ann Arbor: An Architectural Guide, “with an addition by George Brigham in 1956 for the Unitarian Church.” As Robert Kerr points out, Brigham was a U-M architecture prof as well as a Unitarian and busy designer of Mid-century Modern houses.
“I found the connection between Hobbs & Black (architects for One North Main) and the Stone Chalet Bed & Breakfast,” writes Dave Bicknell referring to March’s clue. “The Hobbs and Black [office] building on N. State [at Huron] and the Stone Chalet … are both former sites of the Unitarian Universalist Church.”
We received 20 correct entries in March identifying the Stone Chalet. Our random drawing winner is Sara Kitz-steiner of Ann Arbor. She’ll enjoy her $25 gift certificate at Spun.
To enter this month’s contest, use the photo and clue on the Back Page of the April issue to identify the scene, then follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.