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Gray Gables (John A. or William A. Gray House?)

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John A. or William A. Gray House?
c. 1890. 3556 S. Channel Dr., Maple Leaf Subdivision

The Maple Leaf Subdivision was platted in 1889 and developed by Detroiters as an exclusive summer resort along broad grounds that sweep back from the river. The area was named for the many maples that grew along the riverbank. Gray Gables is a beautifully restored Shingle Style house. Its broad but steep gabled roof is broken by a central gabled dormer and sweeps down to shelter the full-width front porch, now enclosed by glass for year-round use. The prominent octagonal corner tower affords an excellent view of St. Clair River traffic.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Gray Gables (John A. or William A. Gray House?)", [Harsens Island, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 354-354.

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