Welcome to Tag Calhoun - Homer
The community of Homer prides itself on its welcoming atmosphere. The Kalamazoo River flows through the town and Homer boasts a four mile paved walking path, a historic main street, and new school building. Homer is home to annual Fall Festivals that celebrate Homer’s rich history and bright future.
Choose a Stop
Original Stone Library
Stop #1 on the Homer tour
In 1938, the city hired a skilled, local stone mason named Marshall Hamman to build a new library for the town using local stones for the building’s exterior. The former library building, now home of the Community Foundation Alliance of Calhoun County and Homer Area Community Foundation, is located on the southeast side of the town’s Greg Barton Circle and is seen by many as they drive through the village.
Fire House Museum
Stop #2 on the Homer tour
The engine house was built in 1877 to house the steam pumper engine and to give a permanent location for the volunteer fire brigade to assemble when the fire alarm was sounded. This building, with its fully restored, historic front, is also home to Homer’s own 1887 Burton Steamer Engine, a rare piece of fire fighter’s history
Old Mill Bridge
Stop #3 on the Homer tour
The wide Kalamazoo River was a significant spot for pioneers. Its fast flowing water provided power to operate the mill and later for the first electric power produced in the village. The first grist mill at this site was a flour mill built by the Homer Milling Company in 1837.