You are here

“Donnybrook” (John and Lida Lyons Atkinson Cottage)

-A A +A
John and Lida Lyons Atkinson Cottage
1885, Alfred G. Couchois, builder. 6712 Huron Rd.

This asymmetrical Shingle Style cottage was built for John Atkinson (b. 1841), a Detroit lawyer, and his wife, Lida Lyons. At the southwest corner of the house a large octagonal tower with an open upper level beneath a conical roof rises above an open octagonal porch. This marvelous breezy lookout was particularly appropriate for lake or seaside cottages. The house is clad in shingles.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Kathryn Bishop Eckert

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,