21 Vine

Built around 1850, the house was owned by Mennominee L. Miami from 1862, whose occupation was listed as a “quack doctor.” Along with 19 Vine, 21 Vine is one of the excavation sites for the Beman Triangle Project. During the past excavation, we have found glass tubes that we at first thought might relate back to Mennominee’s profession. Date ranges place these in the late nineteenth century, however, suggest that the glass tubes and medicine bottles were likely linked with later residents (information on these can be found in the Cunningham and Warner report on the Beman Triangle). More research is needed on the residential history and the artifacts before we can understand the pharmaceutical glassware from this site.