I’ve painted homes from quite a number of Michigan communities and Royal Oak is right up there on my list of favorites! This east-side gem covers only about 12 square miles, but this little suburb of Detroit is bursting with history. I was pleased to see another town in this state be so passionate about preserving their historic architecture. This Royal Oak House Portrait Collection captures the tedious and preservative nature of the town’s homeowners and public officials!
Among the early settlers to the area (who were mostly farmers) was a man named Orson Starr. He would go on to become the township’s first manufacturer, most known for his production of cowbells. To this day, the Greek-Revival style home he built for himself in 1845 still stands at it’s original site on Main Street. Orson Starr’s home is registered as an official Michigan Historic Site and is a popular and interesting place for visitors.
As we take a cruise through the streets of Royal Oak, you’ll surely realize why the residents enjoy being apart of this wonderful little community. The neighborhoods offer a spicy blend of architectural styles, from towering Tudors to classic colonials. Join me on this journey through my Royal Oak House Portrait Painting Collection!
Thank you so much for coming with me on this journey through my Royal Oak House Portrait Painting Collection! Royal Oak is a town full of character and I look forward to adding more Royal Oak paintings to this collection. Please be on the lookout for more Michigan House Portrait Painting Collections to come, including a “Neighborhoods of The Greater Detroit Area” series! Feel free to hangout around my site for a while if you’d like more house portrait paintings.