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Oliver House

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1827; 1930s additions. 204 W. 2nd St.
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)

The symmetrical, five-bay, eave-to-the-street house with neoclassical wooden dentils was originally Federal in style. It is constructed of limestone quarried on Kelley Island, transported by barge to Monroe, and laid evenly in blocks on the south and east facades and in rubble on the north and west. The house acquired its front porch and its east and west additions, all on concrete-block foundations, in the 1930s.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Oliver House", [Monroe, 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, 132-132.

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