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Elmer and Jenny Heath House

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1892. 310 S. Jeffrey Ave.

The varied gabled roofline, the conical tower, and the rich texture of the clapboard and shingle siding of the Heath house demonstrate the persistence of the Queen Anne style throughout Michigan. This house is a showplace of decorative techniques. The gables are stuccoed with pebble dash, including broken china crockery and glass, and the wood decorations in the peaks, which depict cherubs and foliation, were carved by Jenny Heath. Her husband, Elmer, was a hardware merchant.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Elmer and Jenny Heath House", [Ithaca, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 369-369.

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