Charles G. Curtiss Sr. House

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Charles G. Curtiss Sr. House
Charles G. Curtiss Sr. House is located in Michigan
Charles G. Curtiss Sr. House
Location 168 S. Union St., Plymouth, Michigan
Coordinates 42°22′19″N 83°27′58″W / 42.37194°N 83.46611°W / 42.37194; -83.46611Coordinates: 42°22′19″N 83°27′58″W / 42.37194°N 83.46611°W / 42.37194; -83.46611
Built 1890
Built by Charles G. Curtiss Sr.
Architectural style Stick-Eastlake
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 93001350[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 02, 1993
Designated MSHS Hune 20, 1994[2]

The Charles G. Curtiss Sr. House is a private home located at 168 S. Union St. in Plymouth, Michigan in the United States. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993 and designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1994.[1][2]


This house was built in approximately 1890 by Charles G. Curtiss Sr., a builder from Plymouth.[2] Curtiss died only a few years later in 1893, and his wife Caroline continued to live in the house until 1901.[2]


The Charles G. Curtiss Sr. House is a two-story wood-framed house sitting on a fieldstone foundation. It is built in a cross-gabled ell shape, with a three-story square tower within the ell. A shed-roof verandah is attached to the front of the house and a single-story hipped-roof addition is located in the rear.[2] The exterior of the house is sheathed in clapboard, patterned shingling, and, beneath the verandah, wood panels.[2]

The house is distinctive because of its decorative elements, including the shingling, turned posts on the verandah, and stickwork under the gables.[2] The form of the house (a gabled ell with tower) had been poplar regionally and nationally since the 1850s, but by the time this house was built c. 1890 was much out of fashion.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Curtiss, Sr., Charles G., House from the state of Michigan, retrieved 3/5/10