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William A. and Sarah Wood/William E. and Carrie Gilmore Upjohn House

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1877–1878, Bush and Patterson, builder; 1982 restoration, David Pyle. 530 W. South St.

This Italian Villa, complete with a prominent square tower pierced with narrow, round-arched, paired windows; a deep bracketed cornice; and an asymmetrically placed veranda, was built by local banker and businessman William A. Wood and his wife, Sarah. The exterior walls are orange brick with sandstone trim. The nineteen-room house was constructed with imported French windows, a central furnace, and hot and cold running water. The interior has exquisite ornamental plasterwork, carved marble and wood fireplaces, a carved wooden staircase, and other rich woodwork. The house resembles some of those published in Samuel Sloan's Homestead Architecture (1860).

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Kathryn Bishop Eckert
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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "William A. and Sarah Wood/William E. and Carrie Gilmore Upjohn House", [Kalamazoo, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MI-01-KZ14.

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Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 217-218.

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