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Being located in a busy area, the Biddle House was one of the earliest structures that is still of existence today in Mackinac Island. It was built way before the 1800s on Market Street and served as a fur trade shop space most of its early days of operation.

Although, the origins of the Biddle House are fairly unknown, its New France architecture helped tell experts and scholars that it could be built at by the 1780s, around the time of the first settlement of Euro-Americans in Mackinac Island. With the growth of the fur trade in the area, more immigrants moved to the island, including the Edward Biddle, a successful fur trader and member of the prominent Biddle family of Philadelphia. They took up residence at the Biddle House and refitted it to match their needs.

Today, the Biddle House functions as a historic house museum at the Mackinac Island State Park.
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