Michigan architectDied when: 86 years 54 days (1033 months)
Star Sign: Aries
Earl A.Young (March 31, 1889 – May 24, 1975) was an American architectural designer, realtor, and insurance agent.Over a span of 52 years, he designed and built 31 structures in Charlevoix, Michigan, but was never a registered architect.
He worked mostly in stone, using limestone, fieldstone, and boulders he found throughout Northern Michigan.The homes are commonly referred to as gnome homes, mushroom houses, or Hobbit houses.
His door, window, roof, and fireplace designs were distinct because of his use of curved lines.Young's goal was to show that a small stone house could be as impressive as a castle.
Young also helped make Charlevoix the busy summer-resort town that it is today.