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John J. Jenkinson House

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1887, George O. Garnsey. 1820 Military St.
  • (Photograph by Dustin Tiemeyer)
  • (Photograph by Dustin Tiemeyer)
  • (Photograph by Dustin Tiemeyer)

This beautifully restored house is the street's largest and most ornate Queen Anne building. The asymmetrically massed house is a picturesque assemblage of shapes and textures. Gables, porches, bays, a porte-cochere, a turret, and a tall, round, conical-roofed corner tower project from the house. It is clad with clapboards and shingles, and trimmed with carved and turned posts and brackets. The house was designed by Garnsey of Chicago, known for his Queen Anne houses, and built for John J. Jenkinson, a lumberman and real estate speculator.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "John J. Jenkinson House", [Port Huron, 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, 348-348.

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