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Warren Buckland(?) House

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1836–1838. 423 E. Michigan Ave.
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)

This four-columned, temple house with a wing is one of several good examples of Greek Revival houses in Grass Lake. The community was settled on the south shore of Grass Lake in 1829–1830 by people from New York State and New England. They probably borrowed plans from such house pattern books as Minard Lafever's Modern Builder's Guide (1833), which enjoyed widespread circulation in the nineteenth century. Local Michigan builders freely modified the printed source. The Buckland house has a two-story, tetrastyle, Ionic pedimented portico and is flanked by a single, one-story, west wing with square piers and by an east porch, also with square piers. Restrained Greek architectural details are employed in the window surrounds and are more pronounced on the door trim framing a transom light over the doorway. The wood-frame house has a flush-board front facade (in which boards are laid with flush joints), with clapboard on the sides and rear.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Warren Buckland(?) House", [Grass Lake Charter Township, 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, 184-184.

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