Built by Bavarian native John Stern, the end-gabled house uses projecting sawtooth quoins like the William Kirk and William Ellison houses ( TU7) and it also incorporates a rounded, two-story, recessed archway with a second-story balcony in the middle of the front facade. Compared to the more typical examples from the early twentieth century, the nineteenth-century examples of patterned and polychromatic brickwork demonstrate the distinctive influence that rural Ontario building traditions had on Michigan's Thumb.
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John Stern House
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