Doughty House (Mount Pleasant, Michigan)
|Location||301 Chippewa St., Mount Pleasant, Michigan|
|Area||less than one acre|
|NRHP Reference #||74000989|
|Added to NRHP||October 29, 1974|
|Designated MSHS||May 17, 1973|
The Doughty House is a private house located at 301 Chippewa Street in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It was designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1973 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. It is the oldest remaining house in Mount Pleasant.
The Doughty House was built in about 1865 and purchased by Wilkinson Doughty in 1869. Doughty was an early civic leader in Mount Pleasant, owning a hardware and dry goods store and serving as a town trustee. He was also a founder of Central Michigan Normal School (now Central Michigan University). Wilkinson Doughty lived there until his death in 1909, and the house has remained in his family since that time.
The Doughty House is a prime example of balloon frame pioneer architecture. It is a gabled-ell structure clad in clapboards on a fieldstone foundation. Porches on the front and side have thin square-section posts with delicate curvilinear brackets.
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