The Moross house is the oldest extant brick house in Detroit. It is two stories tall, has three bays, and uses a side-hall plan. Stone lintels adorn the six-over-six windows. The slender proportions, vertical orientation, and paired end chimneys show Federal influence, but the house lacks the delicate curvilinear motifs. Christopher Moross (1822–1901), a Detroiter of French descent, erected this and another dwelling in brick from profits made from his brickyard at Chene Street and E. Canfield Avenue. The Moross house is now owned by Roland and Barbara Scott. Mr. Scott uses the first floor for his law office.
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Christopher Moross House
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