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Design Plus (Abram W. and Elnoa Prior Pike House)

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Abram W. and Elnoa Prior Pike House
1844–1845; 2006 restoration, Vern Ohlman. 230 Fulton St. E
  • (Photograph by Catherine Boland Erkkila)
  • (Photograph by Kathryn Bishop Eckert)

This wooden Greek Revival house has a giant pedimented Doric portico and two colonnaded one-story wings. It was built for Abram W. Pike (1814–1906), a merchant who came from Cincinnati to the Michigan Territory in 1827 and to Grand Rapids in 1844, and for his wife, Elnoa Prior (d. 1853). In 2006 Design Plus acquired the house and rehabilitated it for its offices.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Design Plus (Abram W. and Elnoa Prior Pike House)", [Grand Rapids, 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, 258-258.

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