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Winchester Inn (Alby and Electa Hooker Dickenson Rossman House)
This fine yellow brick Italianate house was built by Alby Rossman (1812–1893), an Allegan pioneer. Originally from eastern New York, Rossman came to Allegan in 1836 and opened a foundry and a machine shop on the millrace. High on the plateau above the river, he platted the fifteen-acre Rossman Addition to the village, and here he built his house, surrounded by the park. Prominent ornamental paired brackets support the eaves of the low-pitched hipped roof. The house has columned and bracketed porches, decorative bay windows, and stone hood moldings above the windows. Made in Rossman's own foundry, the hand-puddled cast-iron fence has a pattern of interlocking circles that is echoed in the roof cresting of the house.
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