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William and Mercy Aldrich Dunbar House

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1852, C. L. Gee, master builder. East side of Jackman Rd., 0.2 miles north of Erie Rd., 5 miles west of Erie

A colorful contrast of coursed, but random, fieldstones, with limestone corner quoins, dress the front and side walls of this one-and-a-half-story Greek Revival farmhouse; rear walls are rubble limestone. The temple-front house has a single wing and side entrance. John McClelland Bulkley in his History of Monroe County, Michigan (1913) noted that after arriving here from Massachusetts in 1832, William and Mercy A. Dunbar “reclaimed from the wilderness a productive farm.” The house, although clearly vernacular, is ambitious for its time and place.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "William and Mercy Aldrich Dunbar House", [Temperance, 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, 138-138.

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