Breitung-Peacock-Fitzgerald House, 1886, Eastman

Perhaps the finest Queen Anne house in Eastman, this beautifully restored landmark is now an event space and bed and breakfast known as Peacock Place. It has connections to Eastman’s founder, William Pitt Eastman, who sold lots from his “Eastman Home Field” property which became the most fashionable neighborhood in town in the 1880s. Eastman sold this particular lot to Edward Breitung of Negaunee, Michigan, on 3 August 1886. Breitung was a railroad millionaire who chose to build a winter retreat in Eastman after making an acquaintance with Judge James Bishop while a guest of the Millionaire’s Club on Jekyll Island. Sadly, Breitung never lived in the house, as he died the night before he had planned to move in. His widow and son returned to Michigan and never lived in the house.

The house sat empty until 1902, when it was purchased by Mrs. Estelle B. Bullock, who owned it for eight years. W. H. Coleman and Mrs. Carolyn B. Bush were short-term owners before it was purchased by the C. H. Peacock family in 1917. Julia Peacock Fitzgerald inherited the house in 1929 and owned it until her death in 1980. Her daughter, Idolene, was the next owner and it remained in the family until 1992.

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6 responses to “Breitung-Peacock-Fitzgerald House, 1886, Eastman

  1. Sharon

    I really appreciate photos with history attached.
    I checked out other images. Very nice!

  2. That is a beauty and the paint colors are wonderful

  3. Deborah Coleman

    Beautiful house. Thank you for the info and sharing.

  4. Ben Dooley

    A real beauty!!

  5. wanda dopson

    There is a more recent picture on qPublic.net you might could share. The gardens are beautiful around this well maintained property.

  6. wanda dopson

    Thank you for sharing.

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