John and Rosetta Lee House

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John and Rosetta Lee House
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John and Rosetta Lee House is located in Michigan
John and Rosetta Lee House
Location within the state of Michigan
Location 823 Calhoun Street
Lapeer, Michigan
Coordinates 43°03′25″N 83°18′55″W / 43.05694°N 83.31528°W / 43.05694; -83.31528Coordinates: 43°03′25″N 83°18′55″W / 43.05694°N 83.31528°W / 43.05694; -83.31528
Built 1872
Architectural style Gothic Revival
NRHP Reference # 85001629[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 26, 1985
Designated MSHS July 26, 1985[2]

The John and Rosetta Lee House is a private residential structure located at 823 Calhoun Street in the city of Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan. It was designated as a Michigan State Historic Site and also added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 26, 1985.[1][2]

Built in the style of Gothic Revival architecture, the two-story house was constructed in 1872. Its namesake comes from John and Rosetta Lee, who purchased the property in 1870 and built one of the few Gothic Revival houses in Lapeer at a time when the introduction of the railroads spurred development. It was purchased in 1908 by Christopher England, a Piety Hill minister. At some point, it was converted from a single dwelling into an apartment house, which was the biggest structural change to the building, but most of the exterior has remained the same.[2] The John and Rosetta Lee House is located right next door to the Samuel J. Thomlinson House, built in 1880, and within blocks of several other properties of Lapeer also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c State of Michigan (2009). "Lee, John and Rosetta, House". Retrieved June 11, 2011.