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Seven Gables (William Lyon and Annabel Hubbard Phelps House/Langdon and Amanda J. Lester Hubbard House, “Lakeside”)

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William Lyon and Annabel Hubbard Phelps House/Langdon and Amanda J. Lester Hubbard House, “Lakeside”
1882. Pioneer Rd., west of Huron City Rd.

This large farmhouse is the third Hubbard residence to occupy the site on a bluff overlooking the lake; the first two were destroyed in the Great Fires of 1871 and 1881. A steeply pitched roof with bargeboards covers the present picturesque house and pointed-arch windows pierce the gable ends. As the house of Langdon Hubbard and his wife, Amanda (1842–1869), the building was known as “Lakeside”; William Lyon Phelps later changed the name to Seven Gables after Hawthorne's book by the same name. The house's romantic decoration makes it a centerpiece of the complex.

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Author: 
Kathryn Bishop Eckert

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