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Elijah Anderson House

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1832, Elijah and Elisha Anderson, carpenter builders; 1851 and later additions. 401 W. Chicago Blvd.

This carpenter's interpretation of Greek Revival is a one-story, wood-frame, clapboard-sheathed house with a balustraded, low-pitched roof topped by a square central belvedere (probably added in 1851). A four-columned, Doric porch with a balustrade shelters the central entrance, which is flanked by sidelights and surmounted by a segmental-arched transom. The house is an elegant example of the one-story Greek Revival house with a one-room attic that is distinctive in southern Michigan. This house and the Increase S. Hamilton House (1840) at 402 W. Chicago Boulevard were built by twin brothers Elijah and Elisha Anderson.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Elijah Anderson House", [Tecumseh, 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, 190-190.

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