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Richard C. and Flora Chubb Burtis House

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1879–1880. 2163 S. Ringle Rd.
  • (Photograph by Balthazar Korab)

This small, but exquisitely detailed, Second Empire brick house was built on a forty-acre plot of land for Richard C. Burtis (b. 1824), a local dry goods merchant, and his family. Burtis came here from Troy, New York, in 1857. The front bay window of the one-and-a-half-story asymmetrical house terminates in a tower that rises above the multicolored slate-clad, straight mansard roof. The mansard tower itself is pierced by dormers and crowned with a finial. The house has porches, bays, and dormers and is richly trimmed with decorative brackets and lacy carvings.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Richard C. and Flora Chubb Burtis House", [Vassar, 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, 360-360.

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