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Grosvenor House Museum (Ebenezer Oliver and Sally Ann Grosvenor House)

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Ebenezer Oliver and Sally Ann Grosvenor House
1874, attributed to Elijah E. Myers. 211 Maumee St.

This handsome Italianate house is attributed to Myers, architect of the Michigan State Capitol ( IN3) under construction in 1873 to 1879. Ebenezer Grosvenor was a Jonesville banker who served as a state senator, lieutenant governor, state treasurer, and as a member of the state building commission that was responsible for the construction of the new Michigan State Capitol. It is rumored that Grosvenor employed some of the workmen and suppliers involved in the construction of the capitol for his house. Befitting the stature of its original owners, the house stands on a prominent site. Full-height bays project from three sides of the house in an irregular fashion. The reddish-orange brick house is richly trimmed with yellow sandstone window hoods and a wide entablature with brackets and molding. It was equipped with all the latest household conveniences—a furnace, gaslights, large closets, built-in cupboards, and, through the use of an innovative gravity-operated water system, running water and flush toilets.

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Kathryn Bishop Eckert
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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Grosvenor House Museum (Ebenezer Oliver and Sally Ann Grosvenor House)", [Jonesville, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MI-01-HI11.

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Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 194-194.

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