Huron City was rebuilt after the 1881 Fire
The 1881 fire ended Langdon Hubbard’s lumbering trade and burned down Huron City for the second time.
Surveying the blackened ruins, Langdon said, “Well the ground is left. The fire cannot
take away the soil. I will build again.”
Seven Gables in the 1900's
Huron City in 1881
With his accustomed energy, Langdon Hubbard set to work,
immediately rebuilt his store and also a flouring mill, saw mill, shingle mill, blacksmith
shop and several other business enterprises of the village besides giving his attention to farming.
With a post office, general store, a rooming house and mills, Huron City was well equipped
to serve the northern county farmer. Unfortunately, most of the inhabitants had already moved away, and
Huron City never regained its former prominence or population.
Huron City as you see it today
Today, the General Store, Rooming House known as the Community Inn, Langdon's home, Seven Gables,
the Church and a Log Cabin are still standing and are part of the tour. When the Life Saving Station
was put up for sale, the Huron City Museums purchased the building and had it moved to it's present
location to preserve this local history.