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Bancroft-Eddy Building (Hoyt Block)

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Hoyt Block
1870–1871, John Wrege, builder; 1894 upper addition, Cooper and Beckbissinger. 100 N. Washington Ave.
  • (Photograph by Kathryn Bishop Eckert)

The impressive, six-story, limestone commercial building designed and built by Wrege of Saginaw in East Saginaw's commercial district provided choice locations for shops at the first-floor level and for professional offices above. The building is ornamented with quoins, delicate stringcourses that link the windows horizontally, and a crowning bracketed cornice. As the windows rise in the walls they change from rectangular to segmental to round arched—all with ornamental surrounds and hoods. The building is a fine example of the use of the Round Arch mode for commercial and industrial building during the second half of the nineteenth century. Today it has been adapted for apartments.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Bancroft-Eddy Building (Hoyt Block)", [Saginaw Charter Township, 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, 316-317.

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