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“Baby Grand” (Charles C. Bowen Cottage, John Esaias and Charlotte Warren Cottage)

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Charles C. Bowen Cottage, John Esaias and Charlotte Warren Cottage
1885; 1895 remodeled and enlarged. 6622 Huron Rd.
  • At far right (Photograph by Kathryn Bishop Eckert)

Charles C. Bowen converted a simple vernacular cottage built by Charles W. Caskey for John Esaias and Charlotte Warren into a double house linked with a full-width giant two-tiered, balustraded Ionic portico with two dramatic semicircular projections. The portico connects and conceals a T-shaped house on the west with a side-gabled house on the east: this elaborate white classical mansion results. A dentiled entablature on the first level and block modillions support the eaves of the second level.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "“Baby Grand” (Charles C. Bowen Cottage, John Esaias and Charlotte Warren Cottage)", [Mackinac Island, 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, 569-569.

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